General Jack Mountcastle (USA-Ret.), Ph.D., a history professor at the University of Richmond, joins Mark to discuss the role of women in the American Civil War. While we often focus on the pivotal battles, the armies and the leaders, we tend to overlook the important roles that women played. Whether breaking new ground to serve as nurses, medical assistants and hospital administrators, running the businesses and farms, working in factories or operating behind the scenes as spies, women on both sides proved to be invaluable.
Image: “Our Women and the War” Civil War nurses. Winslow Homer. From Harper’s Weekly, September 6, 1862.