They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War

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LSU Press, 2002 - History - 277 pages
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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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I read the first half of this book last May - I had to take it back to the library before our vacation.... then kind of forgot about it. I finally checked it out again this past week & finished it up ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

This is one of those books that I really like the idea, but the execution is off. I was expecting to learn about certain women who fought in the Civil War, but the information is very fragmented. The ... Read full review

Contents

ENTRENCHED IN SECRECY Women Soldiers of the Civil War
1
THEY FOUGHT LIKE DEMONS A Military History of Women in Combat
8
TO DRESS AND GO AS A SOLDIER Means and Motivations
25
A FINE LOOKING SOLDIER Life in the Ranks
45
FAIRLY EARNED HER EPAULETTES Women Soldiers in the Military Service
64
WHY THEY DETAINED HER I CANT IMAGINE The Prisoner of War Experience
77
I WOULD RATHER HAVE BEEN SHOT DEAD Women Soldiers as Casualties of War
91
A CONGENITAL PECULIARITY Women Discovered in the Ranks
107
WHEN JENNIE CAME MARCHING HOME Women Soldiers in the Postwar Years
163
BEYOND HEROES AND HARLOTS The Changing Historical Perspective
193
I LOVE MY COUNTRY A Summation of Womens Military Service
205
The Female Warrior Bold
211
Bibliography
215
Notes
231
Index
263
Copyright

ROMANTIC YOUNG LADIES Female Soldiers in the Public Consciousness
145

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About the author (2002)

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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