Lady Rebels of Civil War Missouri

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Although war was traditionally seen as the purview of men, the realities of the Civil War often brought women into the conflict. They served as nurses, sutlers and washerwomen. Some even disguised themselves as men and joined the fight on the battlefield. In the border state of Missouri, where Southern sympathies ran deep, women sometimes clashed with occupying Union forces because of illegal, covert activities like spying, smuggling and delivering mail. When caught and arrested, the women were often imprisoned or banished from the state. In at least a few cases, they were even sentenced to death. Join award-winning author Larry Wood as he chronicles the misadventures and ordeals of the lady rebels of Missouri.
ISBN: 9781467150095
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Missouri
Series: Civil War
Images: 43
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author of six other books with The History Press, Larry Wood is a retired public school teacher and a freelance writer.
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