Daring Women of the Civil War
True or false? American women stayed home knitting and cooking while their husbands and sons bravely fought in the Civil War. False. From the homefront to the battlefields, the women of the North and the South worked to support their families, their soldiers, and their country. Those who stayed home had to handle the men's work as well as their own, which often meant heavy farm chores or toiling in factories. Some women risked their lives to be in the middle of the action. They nursed the wounded on the battlefields or disguised themselves as men to join in the fighting. Other women acted as spies, often with great success. Carin T. Ford's eye-opening account accentuates the resourcefulness and spirit of American women.
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