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WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR
WOMEN SOLDIERS
 Both the Union and
Confederate armies
forbade the enlistment of
women. Women soldiers
of the Civil War th...
Because they passed
as men, it is
impossible to know
with any certainty how
many women soldiers
served in the Civil
War. E...
SARAH SEELYE

Records from the AGO show
that Sarah Edmonds, a
Canadian by birth, assumed
the alias of Franklin
Thompson a...

Most women, from the
North and from the
South, served as nurses,
caring for the wounded
soldiers. Without their
efforts,...
CLARA BARTON

Clara Barton, who
later founded the
American Red Cross,
was probably the
most famous Civil
War nurse.
ROSE GREENHOW

One of the most
famous spies was
"Wild Rose"
Greenhow. She
carried messages
written in a secret
code until...
HARRIET TUBMAN

Harriet Tubman worked for
the Union army during the
Civil War. Harriet worked
as a nurse, cook, and spy
d...

It is estimated that,
during the Civil War,
thousands of women
served as spies,
nurses, hundreds
served in other
occupat...
QUESTIONS?
1. WHAT DID MOST WOMEN WORK AS DURING
THE CIVIL WAR?
2. NAME A WOMAN WHO WORKED AS A SPY?
QUESTIONS ??
3. WHAT ORGANIZATION DID CLARA BARTON
START?
4. HOW MANY WOMEN DISGUISED
THEMSELVES AS MEN TO FIGHT IN THE
CI...
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SOME OF THE WOMEN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CIVIL WAR

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Women in the civil war

  1. 1. WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR
  2. 2. WOMEN SOLDIERS  Both the Union and Confederate armies forbade the enlistment of women. Women soldiers of the Civil War therefore assumed masculine names, disguised themselves as men, and hid the fact they were female.
  3. 3. Because they passed as men, it is impossible to know with any certainty how many women soldiers served in the Civil War. Estimates place as many as 400-650 women soldiers.
  4. 4. SARAH SEELYE  Records from the AGO show that Sarah Edmonds, a Canadian by birth, assumed the alias of Franklin Thompson and enlisted as a private in the Second Michigan Infantry in Detroit on May 25, 1861. Her duties while in the Union army included regimental nurse and mail and despatch carrier.
  5. 5.  Most women, from the North and from the South, served as nurses, caring for the wounded soldiers. Without their efforts, many, many more men would have died from diseases after being wounded on the battlefield.
  6. 6. CLARA BARTON  Clara Barton, who later founded the American Red Cross, was probably the most famous Civil War nurse.
  7. 7. ROSE GREENHOW  One of the most famous spies was "Wild Rose" Greenhow. She carried messages written in a secret code until she was captured and put in prison.
  8. 8. HARRIET TUBMAN  Harriet Tubman worked for the Union army during the Civil War. Harriet worked as a nurse, cook, and spy during the war. She knew the countryside very well from her years on the Underground Railroad, and this knowledge was a valuable asset to the Union army.
  9. 9.  It is estimated that, during the Civil War, thousands of women served as spies, nurses, hundreds served in other occupations, and approximately 80 were wounded or killed.
  10. 10. QUESTIONS? 1. WHAT DID MOST WOMEN WORK AS DURING THE CIVIL WAR? 2. NAME A WOMAN WHO WORKED AS A SPY?
  11. 11. QUESTIONS ?? 3. WHAT ORGANIZATION DID CLARA BARTON START? 4. HOW MANY WOMEN DISGUISED THEMSELVES AS MEN TO FIGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR?

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