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All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies  Cover Image Book Book

All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies / Elizabeth D. Leonard.


These are the stories of the women who worked as spies, as daughters of the regiments, or, disguised, as male soldiers to play their heroic part in the Civil War. Here are the stories of Belle Boyd, a proud Confederate loyalist and key player in Stonewall Jackson's struggle to hold the Shenandoah Valley, army woman Annie Etheridge, whose four long years of courageous work on the field earned her a Kearney Cross for bravery, Sarah Emma Edmonds, who enlisted as "Franklin Thompson," remained with her regiment as a much respected soldier for two years, and fought at Fredricksburg and elsewhere; and many other courageous women.

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  • ISBN: 0393047121
  • ISBN: 9780393047127
  • ISBN: 039333547X
  • ISBN: 9780393335477
  • Physical Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1999.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-359) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
ch. 1. "The ladies were terrific" : a handful of Civil War women spies -- ch. 2. "The women are the worst of all" : the broad scope of female espionage and resistance during the Civil War -- ch. 3. Half-soldier heroines : a handful of Civil War Army women and their predecessors -- ch. 4. As brave as a lion and as pretty as a lamb : more Civil War Army women, real and fictional -- ch. 5. The beardless boy was a universal favorite : Deborah Sampson and a handful of Civil War women soldiers -- ch. 6. To don the breeches, and slay them with a will! : a host of women soldiers -- ch. 7. A devoted worker for her cause : the question of motivation.
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Women.
United States. Army > Women.
Confederate States of America. Army > Women.
Women soldiers > United States > History > 19th century.
Women spies > United States > History > 19th century.

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Kirtland Community College Library E 628 .L46 1999 30775305505258 General Collection Available -

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