Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others [LARGE PRINT]

Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others [LARGE PRINT]

by Larry G. Eggleston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786443707

ISBN-13: 9780786443703

Pub. Date: 05/18/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

When the Civil War erupted, women answered the call for help. They left their traditional roles and served in many capacities, some even disguising themselves as men to enlist in the army. Estimates of these women range from 400 to 700, with records indicating that some 60 women soldiers were killed or wounded.

Featured in this work are the more than sixty women

Overview

When the Civil War erupted, women answered the call for help. They left their traditional roles and served in many capacities, some even disguising themselves as men to enlist in the army. Estimates of these women range from 400 to 700, with records indicating that some 60 women soldiers were killed or wounded.

Featured in this work are the more than sixty women who fought or otherwise served the Union or Confederacy. Among them are Sarah Thompson, the Union spy and nurse who brought down the famous raider John Hunt Morgan; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Union spy instrumental in the Civil War's largest prison break; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier and then for the Union as a guerrilla raider; and Dr. Mary Walker, a Union doctor and the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil War service.

This entry refers to the LARGE PRINT edition. For the standard edition please see ISBN 978-0-7864-1493-2.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786443703
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/18/2009
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsv
Preface1
1.Women POWs at Andersonville Prison5
2.Sarah Rosetta Wakeman: Woman Soldier12
3.Jennie Hodgers: Woman Soldier16
4.Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds: Woman Soldier, Spy and Nurse23
5.Loreta Janeta Velazquez: Woman Soldier and Spy32
6.Frances Louisa Clayton: Woman Soldier39
7.Frances Hook: Woman Soldier43
8.Charlotte Hatfield: Woman Soldier46
9.Sarah Malinda Pritchard Blalock: Woman Soldier and Guerrilla Raider50
10.Fanny Wilson and Nellie Graves: Women Soldiers55
11.Amy Clarke: Woman Soldier58
12.Frank Martin: Woman Soldier60
13.Lizzie Compton: Woman Soldier62
14.Charles H. Williams: Woman Soldier65
15.Marian McKenzie: Woman Soldier67
16.Molly and Mary Bell: Women Soldiers69
17.Notable Women Soldiers71
18.Elizabeth Van Lew: Union Spy80
19.Rose O'Neal Greenhow: Confederate Spy86
20.Maria Isabella Boyd: Confederate Spy92
21.Antonia Ford: Confederate Spy97
22.Charlotte and Virginia Moon: Confederate Spies102
23.Olivia Floyd: Confederate Spy107
24.Mrs. E. H. Baker: Union Spy110
25.Rebecca Wright: Union Spy113
26.Notable Women Spies117
27.Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist, Scout, Nurse and Spy121
28.Pauline Cushman: Union Scout and Spy125
29.Kady Brownell: Daughter of the Regiment and Nurse130
30.Anna Blair Etheridge: Daughter of the Regiment134
31.Marie Tepe: Vivandiere and Nurse138
32.Notable Daughters of the Regiment141
33.Emma Sansom: Southern Patriot145
34.Anna Ella Carroll: Union Pamphleteer and Spy148
35.Barbara Frietchie: Legendary Union Patriot151
36.Civil War Heroines155
37.Sarah E. Thompson: Union Spy and Nurse160
38.Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke: Union Nurse164
39.Clara Barton: Union Nurse and Humanitarian168
40.Civil War Nurses173
41.Women Doctors in the Civil War179
42.Women Crusaders183
Bibliography189
Index209

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