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Running head: WOMEN, SLAVES, AND FREE BLACKS IN THE CIVIL WAR 1 Women, Slaves, and Free Blacks in the Civil War Lam Ton HST/155 February 15, 2017 Robert Effler
WOMEN, SLAVES, AND FREE BLACKS IN THE CIVIL WAR 2 Women, Slaves, and Free Blacks in the Civil War The Civil War was not only fought by white males it was also fought by the freed black slaves, and the women were also involved. While the men were out fighting the war the women were forced to take over the farms. The freed slaves enlisted in the war and the slaves escaped their plantations and to enlisted. This paper will cover the roles of the women of the North/South, freed slaves, and slaves during the Civil War. Women sew uniforms and knitted socks for the soldiers. “In the South, women took wounded soldiers into their homes to nurse. In the North, women volunteered for the United States Sanitary Commission, which formed in June 1861” (OpenStax College (2014). The United

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