All the daring of the soldier: women of the Civil War armies

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W.W. Norton & Co.,
Pub. Date:
1999.
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English
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Historian Elizabeth Leonard has combed archives, memoirs, and histories to unearth the stories of the hidden and forgotten women who risked their lives for the blue or the gray. These women spied for their cause, remained on the front lines as daughters of the regiments, and even dressed as men and enlisted under aliases to take up arms and fight as soldiers. Here are the stories of Belle Boyd, a proud Confederate loyalist and key player in Stonewall Jackson's struggle to hold the Shenandoah Valley; army woman Annie Etheridge, whose four long years of courageous work on the field earned her a Kearney Cross for bravery; Sarah Emma Edmonds, who enlisted as "Franklin Thompson," remained with her regiment as a much-respected soldier for two years, fighting at Fredricksburg and elsewhere; and many other courageous women.Leonard investigates why these women chose unconventional ways to help their cause. In doing so, she gives us a striking portrait of the lives women led in the nineteenth century and of their ability to break through the traditional barriers of Victorian womanhood.
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9780393047127
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subject_facet Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Women, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women, United States. -- Army -- Women, Women soldiers -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Women spies -- United States -- History -- 19th century
title_display All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies
title_full All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies / Elizabeth D. Leonard
title_short All the daring of the soldier :
title_sub women of the Civil War armies
topic_facet History, Women, Women soldiers, Women spies