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Women and Children on the Border

Barbara Fritchie, the flag-waver from Frederick  (Courtesy of Chris Haugh; from L.P. Brockett and Mary C. Vaughan, Woman’s Work in the Civil War, A Record of Heroism, Patriotism and Patience, 1867)Women and children participated in the Civil War in a variety of capacities, not just as spectators or victims, but as real actors who contributed both on the home front and in the armies. They were affected by the war, and they had an effect on it.



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