The blog Civil War Women provides a great deal of useful information about individual women during the Civil War era. The information is largely biographical, but many entries use primary resources to substantiate the stories. The women are divided into categories: wives of generals, nurses, African-Americans, civilians, diarists, soldiers, spies, teachers, writers, doctors, and activists. The range of categories alone documents the crucial role women played during this time period. This blog is particularly helpful as a quick reference for background information about a specific woman cited in an article or letter, or as a resource for learning about some of the important, but perhaps lesser known, heroines of the war effort.
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