Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes—women.
North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant—the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy, from tending to the wounded on the battlefield to spiriting away slaves through the Underground Railroad, from donning a uniform and fighting unrecognized alongside the men to working as spies for either side.
This book brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. Each woman's experience helps us see a truer, fuller, richer version of what really happened in this country during this time period.
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Shadow Mountain 2018|
|Audiobook Narrator||Caroline Shaffer|
|Audiobook Runtime||Approximately 7 hrs.|
This is a must read book! It distressed me to put it down. While Marianne Monson writes about a time long past, we are still fighting that war. We are still divided by culture, race, and idealogy. We have never truly blended for the common good. Ms. Monson has written a book for a history buff like myself, for the woman concerned with how to make her mark, and for the reader who wishes to be enlightened about the history of the bloodiest time in our country. I am a Pennsylvanian whose ancestor’s name appears on the state’s memorial at Gettysburg. I have traveled Gettysburg, Manassas, Antietam, Appomattox, and other locations with my history teacher father. I have cried that brother could fight brother, and what the war did to families who had opposing views. While I knew women nursed and spied, I was awed and proud of the stories and sacrifices made by women of both sides and cultures. The story of the friendship between Varina Davis and Julia Grant should also have been the story of our nation, but, alas, it hasn’t been. We need women with their hearts to make their presence known in their homes, their communities, and our Church.