As we have seen, the women of this time had an impact on the Civil War. Some of these women played very important individual roles and others contributed in ways that were overlooked or not seen. The war would shed much blood and many tears for both women and men. In addition to their daily grind, many mothers, wives, and sisters had to think constantly about their loved ones in battle. There were some 10500 armed conflicts in the Civil War – 384 were identified as principal battles. Women lived in fear every minute of every hour during the war wondering if their loved ones were still living. Women were as much as a part of the Civil War as men. If they were not serving at camps, hospitals, or at the fighting fronts, they were working behind the scenes in the fields or in the factories. The Civil War would bring about a new look for women and their vast potential in the world.
This page was created by Todd Gentry.