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Fredericksburg, Va., Nurses and officers of the U.S. Sanitary.
Civil War nurses and appreciative officers, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Sherman Captured Fayetteville
March 11, 1865

The women in Fayetteville formed groups like the Sick Soldier's Relief Society and the Soldier's Aid Society. In the South and in the North too, women made bandages for the wounded and knit socks to keep the soldiers' feet warm and dry. A few, Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, among them, volunteered to nurse the wounded. What roles did women play in other American wars? What roles should they play now?
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