Maryland Women in the Civil War: Unionists, Rebels, Slaves & Spies

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On July 9, 1864, young Mamie Tyler crouched in a cellar as Union sharpshooters above traded volleys with Confederate forces. After six excruciating hours, she emerged to nurse the wounded from the Battle of Monocacy. This was life in a border state and the terrifying reality for the women of Maryland. Western Maryland experienced some of the worst carnage of the war, and women turned their homes into hospitals for the wounded of Antietam, South Mountain and Gettysburg. In Baltimore, secessionists such as Hetty Carry fled arrest by Union troops. The Eastern Shore's Anna Ella Carroll plotted military strategy for the Union, and Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Author Claudia Floyd draws on letters and memoirs to chronicle their stories and present a fascinating and nuanced portrait of Maryland women in the Civil War.
ISBN: 9781609499198
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: Civil War
Images: 51
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Claudia Floyd recently retired as a Professor of History at Stevenson University. Currently she volunteers at Monocacy National Battlefield and is an active member of the Society of Women and the Civil War, and has spoken at their annual conferences. She has delivered addresses on Maryland Civil War women at the Baltimore County Historical Society.
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