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What role did women play in the civil war?
Transcript of What role did women play in the civil war?
Other women, did more dramatic jobs such as:
Several hundred dressed as men and enlisted in the army.
Others served as spies.
Both northern and southern women made ammunition for the troops.
Union government hired some as clerks.
Nursing injured soldiers
Women's roles were mainly to take care of farms and plantations, stores and businesses, make clothes, shoes, and other supplies for soldiers and others. They also had to be bankers and steamboat captains. Several women dressed as men and enlisted in the army and others served as spies. Both women in the north and south made ammunition for troops and nursed injured soldiers The Union government even hire some women as clerks.
"Women in the Civil War." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 09 Oct.
Ayers, Edward L. Holt American Anthem. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2007.
Some women took over simple jobs such as:
Making clothes, shoes, bandages, shirts, and bedclothes for soldiers and other people.