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Women and the Civil War
What role did women play in the Civil War? Try your hand at these questions.
#1 Which female delivered aid to wounded soldiers on both sides of the conflict and eventually established the American Red Cross?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#2 Why did women go undercover as men to fight in the war?
To be with loved ones
Promise of money and a regular paycheck
All of the above
#3 How were the majority of women who were undercover as men discovered to be women?
They disclosed the information
While sick or wounded
Too close of quarters during the war
Because they would only bathe privately
#4 Pauline Cushman was given an honorary title by the Union army. What was it?
#5 Where were many of the Confederate female spies held when captured?
Old Capitol Prison
Exchange of Prisoners
#6 People who supplied the South with supplies from the North and England were called what?
Treason Gold Workers
#7 What was the name of the ship Madame La Force helped seize for the Confederacy?
#8 What male name did Madame La Force assume?
Alfred J. Luther
#9 Which of the following women fought in the Civil War, kept her male name after the war and was the first woman to vote by being disguised as a man?
Elizabeth Van Lew
#10 Which of the following women was a spy for the Confederacy and did such a wonderful job at spying that she was credited for winning the battle of Manassas?
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
Mary Todd Lincoln
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