Type: Book Size: 12.8 ounces Author: Belknap Press Language: English Contents: Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War Old edition: 320 pages
The American Civil War and Women
The American Civil War was one of the darkest and most bloody periods in American history. civilians were killed, wounded, or left homeless. More than three million men fought in the war, and over 600,000 of them died.
While the war was devastating for everyone involved, it was especially hard on women. They not only had to deal with the death and destruction of the war but also with the challenges of running a household and family on their own.
During the war, women took on many different roles. Some women worked as nurses and aides in hospitals and on the front lines. Others worked in factories to produce supplies for the troops. And still others took up arms and fought alongside the men.
No matter what role they played, all women faced danger and hardship during the war. Many women were killed or wounded, and many more lost their homes and families.
But through it all, they kept fighting and surviving. And in the end, they helped to rebuild a nation that was torn apart by war.