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Women In The Civil War Some historians believe that somewhere between 3,000 and 8,000 women volunteered their services as nurses throughout the duration of the Civil War, the majority of them being from northern states. With the lack of documentation, it is nearly impossible to claim the exact number of women who performed duty as nurses.
Union soldier from Andersonville POW prison. Located in remote southwest Georgia. It proved a death camp because of severe lack of supplies, food, water, and medicine. During the 15 months the Andersonville prison camp existed, it detained 45,000 Union soldiers, and at least 13,000 died from disease, malnutrition, starvation, or exposure. At its height, the death rate surpassed 100 persons daily.
This image is one of the most misidentified photographs published about the Civil War. Usually referred to as "young Confederates off to war" it actually shows members of Company A, First Virginia Infantry, the Richmond Grays," at John Brown's execution in 1859. (The Valentine Museum)
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