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Women in the Civil War

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Julia Rose

on 27 May 2013

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Transcript of Women in the Civil War

Women in the
Civil War By Julia Saginario However, many women decided that they wanted to have a more important role in the war. So nurses, such as Florence Nightingale,
tried to find a way that they could get
into the front lines and tend to the
wounded soldiers on the battlefield. In June, 1861, the
nurses succeeded
and were able to
form the Sanitary Commission. A few famous Civil War nurses are
Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Mary
Todd Lincoln, Sally Tompkins, Mary
Jane Safford, and Louisa May Alcott. They were nicknamed
Angels of the Battlefield. There were also women spies Women posed as dimwitted slaves,
helpless maids, or just stayed hidden
and listened in so they could spy
on the enemy and get information. Oftentimes, the spies would only get
the information for the sake of
their husbands or family members
in the war. If not, they spied
because of their strong will
to win the war and their
nationalism. Some famous women spies were Harriet Tubman, Pauline Cushman, Mary Bowser, Rose Greenhow, Belle Boyd, and Elizabeth Van Lew. Women Soldiers Men had forbidden women to enlist in the war,
so those who wanted to join had to do it secretly.
They dressed up as men, came up with masculine names, and hid the fact that they were female.
Since they were disguised, it is not exactly certain
how many women fought. But it is estimated that
400 women got into the war on both the Union
and Confederate forces. Yes, this is actually
a woman! Some Civil War women soldiers include Sarah
Emonds, Frances Clayton, Jennie Hodgers,
Loretta Velazquez, and Mary Walker. Although one wouldn't expect it, women played a major part in the Civil War. Throughout history,
women never really received the same privileges and opportunities as men. During the war, women stepped up to help bring their sides to victory. These women showed extreme courage and bravery putting their lives on the line. This goes to show that women could be just as capable as men if they had the chance. In the beginning of the war... Women would cook
for the soldiers, make / repair clothes and uniforms, and organize fundraisers. The End
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