Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-140) and index.
Sarah Emma Edmonds, aka Private Frank Thompson, Union
Loreta Janeta Velazquez, aka Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate
Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, aka Private Lyons Wakeman, Union
Jennie Hodgers, aka Private Albert D. J. Cashier, Union
Frances Clayton, Florena Budwin, Mary Ann Clark, Mary Pitman, and other women soldiers
"Daughters of the regiment" : the role of vivandières in the war: Kady Brownell, Union; Annie Etheridge, Union; and others
Spies : Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Belle Boyd, Pauline Cushman, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Harriet Tubman
Wartime nurses : Clara Barton, Cornelia Hancock, Mary Livermore, Mary Anne Bickerdyke, Belle Reynolds, Sally Tompkins, and Kate Cumming.
"Women Soldiers of the Civil War" profiles several substantiated cases of female soldiers during the American Civil War, including Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (aka Private Lyons Wakeman, Union); Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka Private Frank Thompson, Union); Loreta Janeta Velazquez (aka Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate); and Jennie Hodgers (aka Private Albert D. J. Cashier, Union). Also featured are those women who may not have posed as male soldiers but who nonetheless pushed gender boundaries to act boldly in related military capacities, as spies, nurses, and vivandieres ("daughters of the regiment") who bore the flag in battle, rallied troops, and cared for the wounded.