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Women Under-Cover and Nurses in the Civil War
Transcript of Women Under-Cover and Nurses in the Civil War
Women Under-Cover in the Civil War
Harriet Tubman is the most recognisable of these spies, sneaking down South repeatedly to gather intelligence for the Union army while also leading runaway slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. She was the Spymaster for the Union. Harriet was the most well-known woman spy in the Civil War.
By: Hunter Barber
Most women who were in the Civil War were either nurses or under-cover army men. The more famous ones were:
Harriet Tubman (Union Spymaster)
Pauline Cushman (Union Spy)
Mary Elizabeth Bowser (Union Spy)
Belle Boyd (Confederate Spy)
Rose O'Neal Greenhow (Confederate Spy)
Antonia Ford (Confederate Spy)
Mary Elizabeth Bowser
Union Spys & Spymaster
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
How they dressed
1. Who was the Union
2. Who did the women
1 question right: Did you pay attention?
0 questions right: Uhh..
2 questions right: Good job c:
Women tried their best to dress just like the other soldiers. Though it was difficult, they made it work. They also had to cut their hair to look like men, which wasn't their biggest problem at the time.
3. How often would women bathe or
Women barely bathed or excercised because the corsets they wore were so restrictive that breathing was sometimes difficult, and it took a while to put back on.
4. Why couldn't women bathe or excercise
as much as men?
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