Amazing Women of the Civil War
The Civil War is most often described as one in which brother fought against brother. But the most devastating war fought on American soil was also one in which women demonstrated heroic deeds, selfless acts, and courage beyond measure. Women mobilized soup kitchens and relief societies. Women cared for wounded soldiers. Women were effective spies. And it is estimated that 300 women fought on the battlefields, usually disguised as men. The most fascinating Civil War women include: Harriet Tubman, a former slave who led hundreds of fellow slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad; Belle Boyd, the "Siren of the Shenandoah" who at the age of seventeen killed a Union soldier; and "Crazy" Elizabeth Van Lew, who deliberately fostered the impression that she was eccentric so that she could be an effective spy for the North.
Written by Webb Garrison
1999 Thomas Nelson
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