It may seem as if mostly mostly men populated the war. On the contrary there was many women who contributed to the war. Their careers ranged from helping soldiers to even being soldiers in the war.
She was a woman who claimed her loyalty to the confederacy but instead she really spied for the union. She often pretended to be an actress and found out important information that helped the north defeat the south.
Another woman in the war was a woman only known as Emily. At the age of 19 she ran away from home and joined the drum corps of a Michigan regiment. The regiment was sent to Tennessee and during the struggle for Chattanooga a mine ball pierced her side. Her wound was fatal and her sex was disclosed but she refused to reveal her real name but as she lay dying she decided to disclose a telegram to her father in Brooklyn. " I have but a few moments to live. My native soil drinks my blood. I expected to deliver to my country but the fate would not have it so. I am content to die. Pray for me………Emily.
Dr. Mary Walker
Dr. Mary Walker was a surgeon in the Civil War. She was awarded the nations highest honor by president Andrew Jackson. Her citation reads" In part whereas it appears from official reports that Dr. Mary E. Walker, a graduate of medicine, has rendered valuable service to the government, and her efforts have been earnest and untiring in a variety of ways and therefore you are assigned the duty to serve as an assistant surgeon in charge of female prisoners under recommendation of Major generals Sherman and Thomas, and faithfully serve as contact surgeon in the service of the United states". Dr. Walker was one of thefirst women physicians.
Susie Baker was born a slave in 1848 in Georgia. She learned to read and write while living with her grandmother. Sh…