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|Introduction: "Entrenched in Secrecy": Women Soldiers of the Civil War||1|
|1||"They Fought like Demons": A Military History of Women in Combat||8|
|2||"To Dress and Go as a Soldier": Means and Motivations||25|
|3||"A Fine Looking Soldier": Life in the Ranks||45|
|4||"Fairly Earned Her Epaulettes": Women Soldiers in the Military Service||64|
|5||"Why They Detained Her I Can't Imagine": The Prisoner of War Experience||77|
|6||"I Would Rather Have Been Shot Dead": Women Soldiers as Casualties of War||91|
|7||"A Congenital Peculiarity": Women Discovered in the Ranks||107|
|8||"Romantic Young Ladies": Female Soldiers in the Public Consciousness||145|
|9||When Jennie Came Marching Home: Women Soldiers in the Postwar Years||163|
|10||Beyond Heroes or Harlots: The Changing Historical Perspective||193|
|Conclusion: "I Love My Country": A Summation of Women's Military Service||205|
|App||The Female Warrior Bold||211|
Posted January 8, 2008
HOW DISAPPOINTING - for I really looked forward reading this book, but about a quarter in to it, I gave up! It is so disjointed and the authors jumped from one war to another as well as from one Battlefield location to another! Extremely difficult to follow - a good premise, but a real disappointment! I understand it is hard to speculate on some stories, since we really do not know just how many women fought, nor who they were or their reasons, but why waste my time! I should have trusted my guts when I read the forward and the Authors disclaimed any 'real' knowledge about the facts, but I was darned if I was going to waste more of my time, then I already did! I returned my copy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 25, 2006
While doing a research paper on women in the Civil War for my English 2H class, I used this book as a resource. I think it's great if you want a book that covers the general topics of females in the Civil War.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 7, 2003
While the topic of female participation in the Civil War is an interesting one, this book is disappointing. It is poorly presented, similar to reading lists. The format makes it impossible to follow any particular character.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.