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Nitro


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Posted Thu Jul 23rd, 2009 10:07pm Post subject: Women in the Civil War
Women weren't just nurses or toting water. Many hundreds were fighting during the war. Others worked covertly and some were nabbed by the Union and tried for it. This is not really a new thing, even then. Woman as warrior has been around a long time. But, unfortunatley, the equal amount of risks they took and bravery exhibited to, and above, the men are often overlooked, even today.

The VA has reported that 8,000 female veterans are homeless. Tragedy upon tragedy...

Many of these Civil War female soldiers dressed as men. Others did not and simply went in on enscription as they were.

Here's a neat book if you're interested: "They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War" by Deanne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook

In the South, it was never 'The Civil War'..it was "The War of Northern Aggression"...because the South had seceded already and, from their perspective, were being attacked for doing so...

Really? Wow.

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PamJH


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Posted Fri Jul 24th, 2009 5:35am Post subject: Women in the Civil War
My daughter watched Mulan not that long ago and became interested in this topic. I'll have to check out that book.

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TobiasMonk


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Posted Sun Jul 26th, 2009 6:55am Post subject: Women in the Civil War
I've read a lot of Civil War books, but that's one I missed, I'll check it out too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Cashier

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Walt Whitman

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PamJH


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Posted Sun Jul 26th, 2009 2:27pm Post subject: Women in the Civil War
I've read a lot of Civil War books, but that's one I missed, I'll check it out too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Cashier

That's a fascinating story. THanks.

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TobiasMonk


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Posted Sun Jul 26th, 2009 9:21pm Post subject: Women in the Civil War
I've read a lot of Civil War books, but that's one I missed, I'll check it out too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Cashier

That's a fascinating story. THanks.

It is and I'd forgotten all about it until Michael posted his photo in the cross dressing/gender thread. It's a sad story too, and one which I'm sure isn't a "one off".

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Walt Whitman

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