The Good Stuff

The Lasting Impact of Women in The Civil War

Special | 7m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

When the Civil War began, women were able to take on a variety of new roles that they hadn’t in the previous decades. Thousands of women became nurses and relief workers, and some of them also wanted to fight. Although women were prohibited from serving in the military, a few determined women disguised themselves as men and fought in the war, distinguishing themselves in battle.

Aired: 02/12/16

Rating: NR

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