Civil War Women

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 in Historical Photographs. No Comments

There is a new book on women in the Civil War and this one doesn’t talk about their contributions on the home front. Anita Silvey’s I’ll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War (Clarion, 2008), explores how some women dressed as men and joined the war effort. It’s meant for children, but it was so fascinating I couldn’t put it down. I’ve seen occasional pictures of nineteenth century female soldiers but had no idea the practice was so widespread. This one is a must for anyone (kid or adult) who’s interested in the Civil War. You can read more about the book and see Anita’s speaking schedule on her website.

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