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Women in the Civil War : extraordinary stories of soldiers, spies, nurses, doctors, crusaders, and others

Author: Larry G Eggleston
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Describes the active roles of over forty women in the Civil War, from soldiers and spies to doctors and nurses.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eggleston, Larry G., 1937-
Women in the Civil War.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry G Eggleston
ISBN: 0786414936 9780786414932 0786442344 9780786442348
OCLC Number: 51580671
Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Women POWs at Andersonville Prison --
Sarah Rosetta Wakeman: woman soldier --Jennie Hodgers: woman soldier --
Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds: woman soldier, spy and nurse --
Loreta Janeta Velazquez: woman soldier and spy --
Frances Louisa Clayton: woman soldier --
Frances Hook: woman soldier --
Charlotte Hatfield: woman soldier --
Sarah Malinda Pritchard Blalock: woman soldier and guerrilla raider --
Fanny Wilson and Nellie Graves: women soldiers --
Amy Clarke: woman soldier --
Frank Martin: woman soldier --
Lizzie Compton: woman soldier --
Charles H. Williams: woman soldier --
Marian McKenzie: woman soldier --
Molly and Mary Bell: women soldiers --
Notable women soldiers --
Elizabeth Van Lew: Union spy --
Rose O'Neal Greenhow: Confederate spy --
Maria Isabella Boyd: Confederate spy --
Antonia Ford: Confederate spy --
Charlotte and Virginia Moon: Confederate spies --Olivia Floyd: Confederate spy --
Mrs. E.H. Baker: Union spy --
Rebecca Wright: Union spy --
Notable women spies --
Harriet Tubman: abolitionist, scout, nurse and spy --
Pauline Cushman: Union scout and spy --
Kady Brownell: Daughter of the Regiment and nurse --
Anna Blair Etheridge: Daughter of the Regiment --
Marie Tepe: Vivandiere and nurse --
Notable Daughters of the Regiment --
Emma Sansom: southern patriot --
Anna Ella Carroll: Union pamphleteer and spy --
Barbara Frietchie: legendary Union patriot --
Civil War heroines --
Sarah E. Thompson: Union spy and nurse --
Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke: Union nurse --
Clara Barton: Union nurse and Humanitarian --
Civil War nurses --
Women doctors in the Civil War --
Women crusaders.
Responsibility: Larry G. Eggleston.


When the US Civil War broke out, women broke away from their traditional roles and served in many capacities, some of them going as far as to disguise themselves as men. More than 60 women who fought  Read more...
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"superb...meticulous detail...a powerful research tool in an easy-to-use format...a must have"--The Civil War News; "lively prose...engaging and easily read...allows the reader to understand the many Read more...

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