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- DescriptionWomen have always followed the troops, but military laundresses were the first to be carried on the rolls of the U.S. Army. They traveled and lived alongside the soldiers during two of the most important conflicts in United States history: the Civil War and the war on the western frontier.
A few laundresses made names for themselves. Laundresses who got written up in records, diaries, and newspapers were often involved in colorful or unfortunate circumstances. No, they were t all loose women. Some were; however, most were simply brave, adventurous, and urthodox women.
They marched with the army for hundreds of miles, carrying their babies and tugging small children behind them. Among the first n-native women on lonely frontier outposts, they waited in frightened huddles in camps and forts for their soldier-husbands to return from dangerous campaigns. Susie King Taylor, born a slave, taught both black children and soldiers to read and write between washing piles of laundry.
- Author(s)Jennifer J Lawrence
- PublisherHigh Plains Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2016
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHigh Plains Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width142 mm
- Height218 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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