A Vast Army of Women
By: Linda L. Sudlow
Maine’s Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War
A Vast Army of Women is a detailed and revealing exploration of the role played by the women of Maine and their organizations in the Civil War. Sudlow spent most of a decade gathering the names of Maine women involved in the war. The book includes over seventy biographical sketches. The description of women-run organizations for relief is a revealing model for how women from all Northern states endeavored to support the war effort.
Hardcover, 272 pages