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Confederate heroines : 120 southern women convicted by Union military justice / Thomas P. Lowry.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library E 628 .L69 2006 30542762 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0807129909 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780807129906 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-200) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Missouri -- Maryland -- Tennessee -- South of the line -- North of the line -- It takes a village -- Epilogue: Where are the others?
Summary, etc.:
"From 1861 through 1865, southern women fought a war within a war. While most of their efforts involved activities such as rolling bandages and organizing charity fairs, many women in the Confederacy, particularly in border states, challenged Federal authority in more direct ways: smuggling maps, medicine, and munitions; aiding deserters; spying; feeding Confederate bushwhackers; cutting Federal telegraph wires. Thomas P. Lowry's investigation into some 75,000 Federal courts-martial - uncovered in National Archives files and mostly unexamined since the Civil War - brings to light women caught up in the inexorable Unionist judicial machinery. Their stories, published here for the first time, often in first-person testimony, compose a picture of courage and resourcefulness in the face of social, military, and legal constraints."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Participation, Female.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Prisoners and prisons.
Women prisoners of war > United States > History > 19th century > Anecdotes.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Women.
Women > Confederate States of America > History.
Women > Confederate States of America > Social conditions.
Military courts > United States > History > 19th century.

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