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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

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
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface 1

1. Women POWs at Andersonville Prison 5

2. Sarah Rosetta Wakeman: Woman Soldier 15

3. Jennie Hodgers: Woman Soldier 20

4. Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds: Woman Soldier, Spy and Nurse 31

5. Loreta Janeta Velazquez: Woman Soldier and Spy 44

6. Frances Louisa Clayton: Woman Soldier 53

7. Frances Hook: Woman Soldier 58

8. Charlotte Hatfield: Woman Soldier 61

9. Sarah Malinda Pritchard Blalock: Woman Soldier and Guerrilla Raider 66

10. Fanny Wilson and Nellie Graves: Women Soldiers 73

11. Amy Clarke: Woman Soldier 76

12. Frank Martin: Woman Soldier 79

13. Lizzie Compton: Woman Soldier 81

14. Charles H. Williams: Woman Soldier 85

15. Marian McKenzie: Woman Soldier 87

16. Molly and Mary Bell: Women Soldiers 90

17. Notable Women Soldiers 93

18. Elizabeth Van Lew: Union Spy 107

19. Rose O’Neal Greenhow: Confederate Spy 116

20. Maria Isabella Boyd: Confederate Spy 125

21. Antonia Ford: Confederate Spy 133

22. Charlotte and Virginia Moon: Confederate Spies 139

23. Olivia Floyd: Confederate Spy 146

24. Mrs. E. H. Baker: Union Spy 150

25. Rebecca Wright: Union Spy 153

26. Notable Women Spies 159

27. Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist, Scout, Nurse and Spy 165

28. Pauline Cushman: Union Scout and Spy 170

29. Kady Brownell: Daughter of the Regiment and Nurse 176

30. Anna Blair Etheridge: Daughter of the Regiment 181

31. Marie Tepe: Vivandiere and Nurse 186

32. Notable Daughters of the Regiment 190

33. Emma Sansom: Southern Patriot 196

34. Anna Ella Carroll: Union Pamphleteer and Spy 200

35. Barbara Frietchie: Legendary Union Patriot 204

36. Civil War Heroines 209

37. Sarah E. Thompson: Union Spy and Nurse 216

38. Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke: Union Nurse 222

39. Clara Barton: Union Nurse and Humanitarian 227

40. Civil War Nurses 234

41. Women Doctors in the Civil War 243

42. Women Crusaders 248

Bibliography 257

Index 305

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