WHO WAS IN THE WAR BESIDES MEN?

BY: TRISTIN MARIE

BEING IN THE WAR

The women where a part of the civil war.With tens of thousands of men in the service, new responsibilities fell to Texas women. Many homemakers and mothers also ran plantations and family farms, worked in plants, made uniforms, crafted clothing of

homespun cotton, and promoted patriotism. Some women aided the military effort ass spies, gunrunners, and nurses. A few, disguised as men, even served as soldiers.


WILLIAM AND MALINDA

SMITH ACQUIRED

400 ACRES OF FARMLAND

IN GRIMES COUNTY

IN 1854. AT THE ONSET

OF WAR, WILLIAM JOINED

THE CONFEDERATE ARMY,

AND WHEN HE DIED OF

INFLUENZA IN 1864,

MALINDA ASSUMED SOLE

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE

FARM AND FAMILY.

WITH THE AID OF HER

CHILDREN AND FORMER

SLAVES, THE FARM

SURVIVED WAR AND

RECONSTRUCTION TO BE

PASSED ON TO LATER

GENERATIONS.


Where women in the war? Well yes they where.

Did they discise themselves? Some did but some did not.

Did women do the work of men like farming? Yes they do because they would not have good farm land and crops.