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Women on the Civil War battlefront

Author: Richard H Hall
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, cop. 2006.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a wealth of regimental histories, newspaper archives, and a host of previously unreported accounts, Hall shows that women served in more capacities and in greater number-perhaps several thousand-than has previously been known. They served in the infantry, cavalry, and artillery and as spies, scouts, saboteurs, smugglers, and frontline nurses. From all walks of life, they followed husbands and lovers into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Hall
ISBN: 0700614370 9780700614370
OCLC Number: 907151458
Description: X, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Richard H. Hall.
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During the Civil War women did a lot more than keep the home fires burning. This book presents a portrait of these courageous women, and also includes a biographical directory of nearly 400 women  Read more...

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"Gives readers a wide-ranging overview of the various ways women participated directly in military aspects of the Civil War."--Annals of Iowa"Hall ... delves deeply into primary sources to give Read more...

 
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