They Fought like Demons: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War

They Fought like Demons: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War

by Deanne Blanton, Lauren M. Cook
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They Fought like Demons: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War by Deanne Blanton, Lauren M. Cook

“Albert Cashier” served three years in the Union Army and passed successfully as a man until 1911 when the aging veteran was revealed to be a woman named Jennie Hodgers. Frances Clayton kept fighting even after her husband was gunned down in front of her at the Battle of Murfreesboro. And more than one soldier astonished “his” comrades-in-arms by giving birth in camp.

This lively and authoritative book opens a hitherto neglected chapter of Civil War history, telling the stories of hundreds of women who adopted male disguise and fought as soldiers. It explores their reasons for enlisting; their experiences in combat, and the way they were seen by their fellow soldiers and the American public. Impeccably researched and narrated with verve and wit, They Fought Like Demons is a major addition to our understanding of the Civil War era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400033157
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/09/2003
Series: Vintage Civil War Library Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 277
Sales rank: 328,693
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

DeAnne Blanton, a senior military archivist at the National Archives, specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. Army records.

Lauren M. Cook, special assistant to the chancellor for university communications at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, is the editor of An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, Alias Private Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1862-1864.

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They Fought like Demons: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JFrances More than 1 year ago
This is a great piece. DeAnne Blanton did a great job covering the overall history of female soldiers as well as the known individuals whom did. It was very well researched, an easy read and very interesting.