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Amazing Women of the Civil War

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Riley O'Pry

on 7 April 2016

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Amazing Women of
the Civil War

By W. B. Garrison
As W. B. Garrison describes, it is a war which women played a tremendous part...
Nurses &Angels of Mercy:
Journalists, Writers, and Movement Leaders:
The Civil War is often described as a war fought between brothers. Because of 10,500 battles, 620,000 Americans were killed - at the hands of their fellow citizens and neighbors.
It should not just be about numbers and dates. Rather, it is about the lives of the Americans. Men and women alike fought in so many ways and sacrificed countless things for their country.
Soldiers & Spies:
The author:
Nonfiction vs Fiction:
Interesting Facts I've learned:
"Amazing Women of the Civil War"
By W. B. Garrison
The Civil War significantly affected the women of that time. Few hundred went out to fight, many more as spies, but much of it is left a secret. There are countless stories about the women who made a difference in the Civil War - only fraction of these stories are made known. In his book, Garrison describes many of these less-known people and their stories.
Such include:
One of my favorite times in history to learn about has to be the Civil War. I found this book to be very interesting, and appreciated Garrison's way of writing. He not only gave a wide overview of this era, but also took the time to step in and take a closer look at the individual. Each chapter was focused on a specific person or group of people in the Civil War. On whole, I found it to be an interesting, well-researched read.

However, was that all there was to the Civil War?
Throughout the Civil War, countless true stories of the bravery Some historians believe that
~ Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the words of Battle Hymn of the Republic.

~ Harriet Beecher Stowe and her "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
1. Ideal audience would be from early middle school upwards

2. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Civil War

The author:
W. B. Garrison has written many books - the majority dealing with events and people of the Civil War. Some of his works include: "Civil War Curiosities," "The Unknown Civil War," "Strange Battles in the Civil War," and "A Treasury of Virginian Tales."
Nonfiction Writing:
Works Cited:
1. Researching
2. Selecting
3. Presenting
A large part of non-fiction writing is research. "Good" non-fiction does not rely on imagination, but on facts.
Out of the research, it is important to select the facts that are most relevant to the theme of the work.
Nonfiction should not be written in a tedious fashion. It should be written it in a way that will enthrall the reader.

Internet Sources:
- http://cwnurses.tripod.com/
- http://civilwarsaga.com/women-spies-in-the-civil-war/
- http://www.historynet.com/civil-war-nurses

Pictures: Google and Prezi
Book Source:
- "Amazing Women of the Civil War"
by W. B. Garrison
My Thoughts:
Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy
Anna Carroll, a Union Strategist
Harriet Stowe, a novelist
Dorthea Dix, a nurse
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