They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

By: Blanton, DeAnne; Cook, Lauren M.

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First printing. Faint smudge on front wrapper, spine lightly creased and lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. xiii, 277 pp. “Albert Cashier” served three years in the Union Army and passed successfully as a man until 1911 when the aging veteran was revealed to be a woman named Jennie Hodgers. Frances Clayton kept fighting even after her husband was gunned down in front of her at the Battle of Murfreesboro. And more than one soldier astonished “his” comrades-in-arms by giving birth in camp. This lively and authoritative book opens a hitherto neglected chapter of Civil War history, telling the stories of hundreds of women who adopted male disguise and fought as soldiers. It explores their reasons for enlisting; their experiences in combat, and the way they were seen by their fellow soldiers and the American public. Impeccably researched and narrated with verve and wit, They Fought Like Demons is a major addition to our understanding of the Civil War era.

Title: They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

Author: Blanton, DeAnne; Cook, Lauren M.

Categories: Women's Studies, American Civil War,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Vintage Civil War Library: 2003

ISBN Number: 1400033152

ISBN Number 13: 9781400033157

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2266415

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY MILITARY CIVIL WAR WOMENS STUDIES,