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All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies

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

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

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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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
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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All the Daring of the Soldier : Women of the Civil War Armies
All the Daring of the Soldier : Women of the Civil War Armies
by Leonard, Elizabeth D.
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All the Daring of the Soldier : Women of the Civil War Armies


Historian Elizabeth Leonard has combed archives, memoirs, and histories to unearth the stories of the hidden and forgotten women who risked their lives for the blue or the gray. These women spied for their cause, remained on the front lines as daughters of the regiments, and even dressed as men and enlisted under aliases to take up arms and fight as soldiers. 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, fighting at Fredricksburg and elsewhere; and many other courageous women.Leonard investigates why these women chose unconventional ways to help their cause. In doing so, she gives us a striking portrait of the lives women led in the nineteenth century and of their ability to break through the traditional barriers of Victorian womanhood.
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