Women of the blue & gray : true Civil War stories of mothers, medics, soldiers, and spies /Material type: BookPublisher: Salt Lake City, Utah : Shadow Mountain, Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781629724157; 1629724157.Other title: Women of the blue and gray.Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female | Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Biographies | History | Biographies
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women.<br> <br> North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy, from tending to the wounded on the battlefield to spiriting away slaves through the Underground Railroad, from donning a uniform and fighting unrecognized alongside the men to working as spies for either side.<br> <br> This book brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. Each woman's experience helps us see a truer, fuller, richer version of what really happened in this country during this time period.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-224).
Introduction -- Rebels, inciters, and all around revolutionaries -- The beardless brigade : Civil War soldiers -- Susie Baker King Taylor: Union nurse, teacher, and author -- Tales of smuggling, espionage, and general subterfuge -- Anna Ella Carroll: military strategist and political advisor -- Ink of the centuries: the diarists -- Cornelia Peake McDonald: mother and diarist -- Voices from slavery -- Mary Ann Shadd Cary: recruiter, newspaper editor, and abolitionist -- Arms to save: nurses, medics, and battlefield relief -- Dr. Mary Walker: Civil War surgeon and activist -- First Nations in a divided nation -- Love in the time of dysentery -- Pathways to peace.
North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant-- the women in these micro biographies were wives, mothers, sisters and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy. Monson brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. -- Adapted from jacket