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

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When the Civil War broke out, women answered the call for help. They broke away from their traditional roles and served in many capacities, some of them even going so far as to disguise themselves as men and enlist in the army. Estimates of such women enlistees range from 400 to 700. About 60 women soldiers were known to have been killed or wounded. More than sixty women who fought or who served the Union or Confederacy in other ways are featured. Among them are Sarah Thompson, the Union spy and nurse who brought...
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Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, Spies, Nurses, Doctors, Crusaders, and Others

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Overview

When the Civil War broke out, women answered the call for help. They broke away from their traditional roles and served in many capacities, some of them even going so far as to disguise themselves as men and enlist in the army. Estimates of such women enlistees range from 400 to 700. About 60 women soldiers were known to have been killed or wounded. More than sixty women who fought or who served the Union or Confederacy in other ways are featured. 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 largest prison break of the war; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier and then for the Union as a guerrilla raider; Dr. Mary Walker, a doctor for the Union and the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil War service; and Jennie Hodgers, the longest serving woman soldier (and the only woman to receive a soldier's pension).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476607818
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,329,754
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Now retired, Larry G. Eggleston worked for the Department of Defense for thirty years and is currently a freelance writer specializing in Civil War stories. He lives in Wanatah, Indiana.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1
1 Women POWs at Andersonville Prison 5
2 Sarah Rosetta Wakeman: Woman Soldier 12
3 Jennie Hodgers: Woman Soldier 16
4 Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds: Woman Soldier, Spy and Nurse 23
5 Loreta Janeta Velazquez: Woman Soldier and Spy 32
6 Frances Louisa Clayton: Woman Soldier 39
7 Frances Hook: Woman Soldier 43
8 Charlotte Hatfield: Woman Soldier 46
9 Sarah Malinda Pritchard Blalock: Woman Soldier and Guerrilla Raider 50
10 Fanny Wilson and Nellie Graves: Women Soldiers 55
11 Amy Clarke: Woman Soldier 58
12 Frank Martin: Woman Soldier 60
13 Lizzie Compton: Woman Soldier 62
14 Charles H. Williams: Woman Soldier 65
15 Marian McKenzie: Woman Soldier 67
16 Molly and Mary Bell: Women Soldiers 69
17 Notable Women Soldiers 71
18 Elizabeth Van Lew: Union Spy 80
19 Rose O'Neal Greenhow: Confederate Spy 86
20 Maria Isabella Boyd: Confederate Spy 92
21 Antonia Ford: Confederate Spy 97
22 Charlotte and Virginia Moon: Confederate Spies 102
23 Olivia Floyd: Confederate Spy 107
24 Mrs. E. H. Baker: Union Spy 110
25 Rebecca Wright: Union Spy 113
26 Notable Women Spies 117
27 Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist, Scout, Nurse and Spy 121
28 Pauline Cushman: Union Scout and Spy 125
29 Kady Brownell: Daughter of the Regiment and Nurse 130
30 Anna Blair Etheridge: Daughter of the Regiment 134
31 Marie Tepe: Vivandiere and Nurse 138
32 Notable Daughters of the Regiment 141
33 Emma Sansom: Southern Patriot 145
34 Anna Ella Carroll: Union Pamphleteer and Spy 148
35 Barbara Frietchie: Legendary Union Patriot 151
36 Civil War Heroines 155
37 Sarah E. Thompson: Union Spy and Nurse 160
38 Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke: Union Nurse 164
39 Clara Barton: Union Nurse and Humanitarian 168
40 Civil War Nurses 173
41 Women Doctors in the Civil War 179
42 Women Crusaders 183
Bibliography 189
Index 209
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