All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies

All the Daring of the Soldier Women of the Civil War Armies During the Civil War women worked as spies and sometimes disguised themselves as male soldiers to play an heroic part in the conflict Historian Elizabeth D Leonard has combed archives memoirs and h

  • Title: All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies
  • Author: Elizabeth D. Leonard
  • ISBN: 9780140298581
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the Civil War, women worked as spies and sometimes disguised themselves as male soldiers to play an heroic part in the conflict Historian Elizabeth D Leonard has combed archives, memoirs, and histories to unearth the stories of these hidden and forgotten women who risked their lives for the blue and the gray Here are the stories of Belle Boyd, Confederate loyalisDuring the Civil War, women worked as spies and sometimes disguised themselves as male soldiers to play an heroic part in the conflict Historian Elizabeth D Leonard has combed archives, memoirs, and histories to unearth the stories of these hidden and forgotten women who risked their lives for the blue and the gray Here are the stories of Belle Boyd, Confederate loyalist and key player in Stonewall Jackson s struggle to hold the Shenandoah Valley, and Sarah Emma Edmonds, who enlisted as Franklin Thompson, and fought at Fredericksburg Leonard includes many other courageous women, investigates why they chose unconventional ways to help their cause, and shows how they were able to break through the traditional barriers of Victorian womanhood Engaging tales of valor, patriotism, and dedication through letters and contemporary accounts Denver Post A fascinating, important addition to Civil War scholarship James McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom Author Bio Elizabeth D Leonard is a professor of history and the director of women s studies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine She is the author of Yankee Women Gender Battles in the Civil War.

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    • Probably a 2 and 1/2. There's a lot of interesting short biographies in this book and it's a fast, well-written read. I run into problems with her interpretation of events, however, and it reads like a much older book than it actually is in terms of what she chooses to reference. A couple of examples: a white woman successfully places her African American servant in Jefferson Davis' house as a spy - and is described as taking major risks. Seems to me the woman posing as the servant is the one ta [...]


    • 3.5Leonard’s book about women participants in the American Civil War is readable, well researched, and interesting. I had to dock it points because the romantic in me just can’t be completely swayed by her thesis: that more women chose to serve in the army as spies, soldiers, and daughters of the regiment due to economic reasons. The pragmatist in me understands that this was no doubt the dominant reason for a lot of women, and for the true patriots struggling afterwards economics probably f [...]


    • This book tells the stories of various women serving in the Civil War either as spies or dressing as a man and joined the army. There were a few women who's identity was never discovered until death. As for the spies they were almost always caught at some point and did serve some prison time. Fortunetly neither the south or the north ever put a woman to death for spying.I am a big Civil War history buff. Plus, I love to read about women who make the decision to do what they want to do and forget [...]


    • I've recently been cast in a powerful show called "Voiced Underwater" where I play a 20 year old Union Civil War Soldier. The character, Albert, is an example of one of the thousand women who served during the Civil War disguised as a man. It's been an amazing subject to research and there are a number of cool books on the subject. What a role!!


    • Pretty interesting book about the roles of women in the armies of both the north and south - on the front lines. Little told stories of course. It was about men, right? More women on the front lines than one would have imagined.



    • This is a fascinating look at women's roles in the Civil War, as spies, "daughters of the regiment" and soldiers, and the complex motivations behind their involvements.



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