The Homefront in Civil War Missouri
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The Homefront in Civil War Missouri

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Over one thousand Civil War engagements were fought in Missouri, and the conflict could not be quarantined from civilian life. In the countryside, the wives and mothers of absent soldiers had to cope with marauders from both sides. Children saw their fathers and brothers beaten, hanged or shot. In the cities, a cheer for Jeff Davis could land a young boy in jail, and a letter to a sweetheart in the Confederate army could get a girl banished from the state. Women volunteered to care for the flood of wounded and sick soldiers. Slavery crumbled and created new opportunities for black men to serve in the Union army but left their families vulnerable to retaliation at home. The turbulence and bitterness of guerrilla war was everywhere.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 130 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 345g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1540209938
  • 9781540209931

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