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They fought like demons : women soldiers in the American Civil War

Author: DeAnne Blanton; Lauren M Cook
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2002.
Series: Conflicting worlds.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how hundred of women assumed male aliases, disguised themselves in men's uniforms, and charged into battle as Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: DeAnne Blanton; Lauren M Cook
ISBN: 0807128066 9780807128060
OCLC Number: 49415925
Description: xiii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Entrenched in secrecy : women soldiers of the Civil War --
1. "They fought like demons" : a military history of women in combat --
2. "To dress and go as a soldier" : means and motivations --
3. "A fine looking soldier" : life in the ranks --
4. "Fairly earned her epaulettes" : women soldiers in the military service --
5. "Why they detained her I can't imagine" : the prisoner of war experience --
6. "I would rather have been shot dead" : women soldiers as casualties of war --
7. "A congenital peculiarity" : women discovered in the ranks --
8. "Romantic young ladies " : female soldiers in the public consciousness --
9. When Jennie came marching home : women soldiers in the postwar years --
10. Beyond heroes or harlots : the changing historical perspective --
"I love my country" : a summation of women's military service.
Series Title: Conflicting worlds.
Responsibility: DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook.
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Explains how hundred of women assumed male aliases, disguised themselves in men's uniforms, and charged into battle as Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

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