Battles and Women That Effected the Civil War Essay

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The American Civil War was fought from 1860 to 1865 between the Union and the Confederates. Many battles were fought during this time period, and all of them were extremely gory. Gettysburg, Shiloh, and Bull Run were important battles for both sides fighting in the Civil War. The weapons were devastating and changed the war and the way they fought. Whether a front line soldier or a woman, the soldier's lives were changed by the war, as were the women’s. Harriet Tubman, Sarah Edmonds, Nancy Hart, and Dorthea Dix all played an important part and were influenced by the war. A Soldiers Life A soldier that would fight in the 1860s had a really rough time with their lives once they joined the forces. They would be taken …show more content…

They would do anything from making meals to playing cards or singing songs. Women of the War Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was an African American who helped slaves escape and establish a spy network in South Carolina. She was born into slavery and escaped in order to help free other slaves. She made many missions to help free enslaves African Americans. During the Civil War she worked for the Union Army as a cook and later become an armed scout and spy. In her lifetime she make around 19 missions to save over 300 slaves. She made led the slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Sarah Edmonds (1841-1898) was a Canadian who served as a man. She was a master of disguise for the Union Army during the Civil War. In order for her to join the Union Army she dressed up as a man. She served as a male field nurse in several of the campaigns. She dressed up as many people to help spy on many places. One day she ended up getting malaria that put her career to a stop. Instead of quitting work for life she became a nurse that helped wounded solders in Washington D.C. She was considered one of the most fearless soldiers during the war. Nancy Hart (1864-1913) is a confederate spy who once caught and tricked a guy and shot him with his own gun to escape. During the Revolution she had a group of five or six Troy soldiers enter he house, and they demanded that she made food for them to eat. She made them food, and while they were eating she hid

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