Texas in the Civil War
Learn about battles, events, and people
Problems and Tensions
Women and the war effort
Women dressed as Men?
Women were not allowed to fight in the war so some put on a fake mustache and grabbed a gun. Frances Louisa Clayton was a women that enlisted in the army with her husband and started swearing, smoking, and gambling too sell her identity.
Nursing, couriers, seamstress, cook, manager, sales, even defending their own property are the jobs that most women had during the Civil War. They were not allowed to fight so they helped in any way they could.