Bushwhacker Belles: The Sisters, Wives, and Girlfriends of the Missouri Guerrillas

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A fascinating look at the brave belles of Missouri! Wives, sisters, daughters, lovers, friends, and mothers-they risked their lives and their freedom to give aid and comfort to their menfolk. In spite of the danger, they persevered in feeding, clothing, and sheltering the guerrillas. These courageous women of every age and station acted as essential go-betweens, scouts, spies, guides, and mail handlers. They even received stolen property for their Confederate brothers. Though often arrested or banished from their home state of Missouri, many gave false oaths in order to return to their tasks. The dedication of these women is documented through their own diaries and other primary sources.
ISBN: 9781455621569
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Missouri
Images: 77
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Award-winning author Larry Wood is an avid writer with a strong passion for the history of the Civil War and the Ozarks. In addition to penning several books on these subjects, he has contributed articles to publications such as Show Me the Ozarks Magazine, the Ozarks Mountaineer, Missouri Life, and the Ozarks Reader. Wood earned his BA in English from Missouri State University. After two years in the US Army, he returned to his alma mater and earned an MA in English. Wood was an English teacher in Joplin, Missouri, for more than twenty years before becoming a full-time freelance writer. He continues to teach a correspondence class for the Long Ridge Writers Group of West Redding, Connecticut. Wood is a member of the Joplin Writers Guild, Missouri Writers' Guild, Ozarks Writers League, and Joplin Genealogy Society. When not busy writing or researching, the author enjoys genealogy, sports, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Wood lives with his wife in Joplin.
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