Confederate Heroines

Confederate Heroines

120 Southern Women Convicted by Union Military Justice

Book - 2006
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Louisiana State Univ Pr

Blackwell North Amer
From 1861 through 1865, southern women fought a war within a war. While most of their efforts involved activities such as rolling bandages and organizing charity fairs, many women in the Confederacy, particularly in border states, challenged Federal authority in more direct ways: smuggling maps, medicine, and munitions; aiding deserters; spying; feeding Confederate bushwhackers; cutting Federal telegraph wires. Thomas P. Lowry's investigation into some 75,000 Federal courts-martial - uncovered in National Archives files and mostly unexamined since the Civil War - brings to light women caught up in the inexorable Unionist judicial machinery. Their stories, published here for the first time, often in first-person testimony, compose a picture of courage and resourcefulness in the face of social, military, and legal constraints.

Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780807129906
Branch Call Number: 973.772 LOW
Characteristics: xvii, 212 p., [5] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm


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