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The Resource Behind the rifle : women soldiers in Civil War Mississippi, Shelby Harriel

Behind the rifle : women soldiers in Civil War Mississippi, Shelby Harriel

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Behind the rifle : women soldiers in Civil War Mississippi
Title
Behind the rifle
Title remainder
women soldiers in Civil War Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
Shelby Harriel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Civil War, Mississippi's strategic location bordering the Mississippi River and the state's system of railroads drew the attention of opposing forces who clashed in major battles for control over these resources. The names of these engagements--Vicksburg, Jackson, Port Gibson, Corinth, Iuka, Tupelo, and Brice's Crossroads--along with the narratives of the men who fought there resonate in Civil War literature. However, Mississippi's chronicle of military involvement in the Civil War is not one of men alone. Surprisingly, there were a number of female soldiers disguised as males who stood shoulder to shoulder with them on the firing lines across the state. Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi is a groundbreaking study that discusses women soldiers with a connection to Mississippi--either those who hailed from the Magnolia State or those from elsewhere who fought in Mississippi battles. Readers will learn who they were, why they chose to fight at a time when military service for women was banned, and the horrors they experienced. Included are two maps and over twenty period photographs of locations relative to the stories of these female fighters along with images of some of the women themselves. The product of over ten years of research, this work provides new details of formerly recorded female fighters, debunks some cases, and introduces over twenty previously undocumented ones. Among these are women soldiers who were involved in such battles beyond Mississippi as Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg. Readers will also find new documentation regarding female fighters held as prisoners of war in such notorious prisons as Andersonville." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MsSM/DLC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harriel, Shelby
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
  • Women
  • United States
  • Military participation
  • Women
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
  • Women soldiers
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Behind the rifle : women soldiers in Civil War Mississippi, Shelby Harriel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motivations -- Women as soldiers in the field and prisoners of war: their hardships -- Paying the price: women soldiers killed and wounded in action -- Mississippi's women soldiers -- Corinth and Iuka -- Mississippi central railroad campaign to Holly Springs -- Chickasaw Bayou -- Port Gibson to big black -- The May assaults -- The siege of Vicksburg -- Natchez and the siege of Jackson -- Brice's crossroads and Tupelo
Control code
1052903852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages;
Isbn
9781496822017
Lccn
2018041165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1052903852
Label
Behind the rifle : women soldiers in Civil War Mississippi, Shelby Harriel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motivations -- Women as soldiers in the field and prisoners of war: their hardships -- Paying the price: women soldiers killed and wounded in action -- Mississippi's women soldiers -- Corinth and Iuka -- Mississippi central railroad campaign to Holly Springs -- Chickasaw Bayou -- Port Gibson to big black -- The May assaults -- The siege of Vicksburg -- Natchez and the siege of Jackson -- Brice's crossroads and Tupelo
Control code
1052903852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages;
Isbn
9781496822017
Lccn
2018041165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1052903852

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