Women of the Blue and Gray

by Marianne Monson

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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.

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Pages208
Size6 x 9
ISBN9781629724157
PublishedShadow Mountain 2018
Audiobook NarratorCaroline Shaffer
Audiobook RuntimeApproximately 7 hrs.
AudiobookUnabridged

About the Author

Marianne Monson

Marianne Monson holds a BA in English Literature, and MA in English Pedagogy, and an MFA in Creative Writing. The author of two historical novels, she has a strong interest in the relationship between literature and history. Marianne has taught English and Creative Writing at Portland Community College and BYU-Hawaii, and regularly speaks at writing conferences. She is the author of eight books for children and adults.

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Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mother’s, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies
By , Submitted on 2018-08-13

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.

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