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Women in Wartime: Civil War (1861-1865)

In honor of Women's History Month (March 2018), learn more about the history of women who have served their countries.

Women's History

"After touring America during the Civil War, Englishman George A. Sala questioned “whether either ancient or modern history can furnish an example of a conflict which was so much of a ‘woman’s war’ as this.” Sala perceptively drew attention to women’s active participation and unprecedented sacrifice during the war. The Civil War forced women to take on new roles in support of their nations and families. In many ways, women made the Civil War their war."



Frank, L. T. (2000). Women. In D. S. Heidler, & J. T. Heidler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the American civil war: a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Retrieved from

Famous Civil War Women

Books in J Drake Edens Library