Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Throughout the retelling of the great battles and campaigns of the Civil War, there remains a voice that often goes unheard. It is the voice of those citizens who could not become political officials or military heroes but who often served their section of the country just as passionately and bravely. It is the women of the Civil War era who too often get lost amid the descriptions of battle scenes and war time politics. During the war, these women endured great loss and deprivation, which warrant their being described as "war heroes."
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865.
Women - United States - History.
Sexton, Shannon Ewing, "Belles Among the Bluffs : The Experiences of Women During the Siege of Vicksburg" (1999). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 157.