The roles of women in the civil war varied greatly one of the many ways they aided the war effort was by working as spies the following are some facts about women spies in the civil war: how many women were spies in the civil war although the exact number isn't known, it is believed that. Hundreds of women served as spies during the civil war here's a look at six who risked their lives in daring and unexpected ways. Women and the civil war the civil war significantly affected the lives of female spies and nurses also worked near the front lines some women soldiers did service as spies associate with civil war women. Civil war women spies for the union the union army employed several other methods of gathering information about the south during the civil war, but agents in the field - men and women - were the major source of espionage and intelligence gathering activities. American civil war confederacy women spies of the confederacy before reading about either boyd or greenhow, it would be well to consult edwin c fishel, myths that never die, international journal of intelligence and counterintelligence 2, no 1 (spring 1988): 27-58. Lesson plan women in the war national park service us department of the interior stones river national battlefield murfreesboro describe the activities of women soldiers, spies, nurses and others during the civil war lesson plan women in the war stones river naitonal battlefield 2.
Read about a few of the female spies of the confederacy during the american civil war, including belle boyd, antonia forc, and more. Civil war women spies document-based questions with lesson plan barbara fowler, mclaughlin middle school grade level : 8 and up below are excerpts of documents to read and use in answering the question that follows. Kids learn about spies during the civil war including spy networks, famous spies, what they did, was it dangerous, and what happened if they were caught. Women spies of the civil war in the summer of 1861, the young daughter of a prominent fairfax county, virginia merchant resolved to serve the confederacy by spying on union troops.
Viet nguyen introduction during the civil war, many of the men and young boys of the union and the confederates were encouraged to enlist in their respective armies to fight the war. --by joanna hallac in researching for a post i wrote last week on the homestead act, i came across the website for smithsonian magazine, which has a whole section dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the civil war among the many interesting articles included there is an examination. Prologue: selected articles spring 1993, vol 25, no 1 women soldiers of the civil war, part 3 by deanne blanton © 1993 by deanne blanton.
Information and articles about women in the american civil war mary todd lincoln women in the civil war summary: there were many women playing important roles in the civil war, including nurses, spies, soldiers, abolitionists, civil rights advocates and promoters of women's suffrage most. Behind the lines: spies in the civil war the civil war was the bloodiest, most devestating war that has ever been fought on american soil some of these men and women, though, were spies instead of fighting with guns and ammunition. My social studies project involving the civil war and what role the women had. American civil war spies tactical or battlefield intelligence became very vital to both armies in secret missions of the civil war: first-hand accounts by men and women who risked their lives in underground activities for the north and the south.
Vivandi res and spies story by jacqueline m hames, soldiers women's roles in the civil war the team behind usahec's women in the civil war hopes the exhibit will draw attention to the contributions of the vivandi res. Gallery contraband group of contrabands at foller's house the black woman of the south : her neglects and her needs poster offering fifty dollars reward for the capture of a runaway slave stephen.
Tonight we have the pleasure of raylene wall on the podium to discuss the civil war history of women performing interesting feats of spying and covert activities which put their lives at great risk h. Spies and espionage of the civil war print approximately 3% of the population nationwide this bloodshed consisted of not only soldiers, but children, women though their lives of secrecy and missions were over, their legacies continued on, lasting still today civil war spies could. Women in the american civil war phil nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer in women in the war, students in grades 4-6 examine the activities of women soldiers, spies, nurses, and others women in the civil war: ladies. As the civil war escalated, women of both the north and south provided their country the intelligence it needed to make tactical and practical decisions.