ROLES OF WOMEN DURING THE CIVIL WAR 

Samantha & Dylan

WOMEN DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Women played a lot of different important roles during the Civil War, they faced new duties and had bigger responsibilities. The Civil War affected the lives of American Women tremendously. 

-Sam

WHAT WERE THEIR ROLES?

 Some women were spies, nurses, abolitionist, civil right advocates and some were even soldiers. 

Most of the women's would supply the troops with food, clothing, medical supplies, and even money. 

Some women had to run the factories, or their husbands or father business while they were in war.

- Sam

WOMEN SOLDIERS

About 400 women served as soldiers during the Civil War. 

Woman would cut their hair short, and disguise themselves as men. They fought for the side they believed in. 

-Sam

WOMAN WERE THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE NOW

During the Civil War, women were now in charge of the house since their husbands had to go to war. They had to feed and clothes their family, care for their children by themselves and keep the house running smoothly. This was something they have never done before since women were like slaves before. - sam

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman

       Sarah R Wakeman was one of the women who disguised her self as a men to fight in the Civil War. Her father was in debt, and her small earning were no help. She disguised her self as a guy to work as a boatman, she later encountered & accepted an offer of $152 to enlist.. - sam

Jennie Hodgers

Served in the civil war in more than 40 engagements as Albert Cashier. 

-Dylan

Frances Clayton

Served with the 4th Missouri Artillery and was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh and the Battle of Stones River. 

- Dylan

Loreta Janeta Velazquez

Served the Confederacy as a fighter and spy "Lieutenant Harry Buford".

- Dylan

Some women in uniform were discovered, often being wounded in battle and sent to a field hospital. Clara Barton, who went on to found the Red Cross, discovered Mary Galloway's true identity while treating a chest wound Galloway had suffered at the Battle of Antietam.

- Dylan

The discovered women herself would usually be sent home without punishment, although an unlucky few would face imprisonment or institutionalization

- Dylan

SOURCES

http://www.historynet.com/women-in-the-civil-war#soldiers

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/women-during-civil-war 

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