By Larry Wood
In this interesting examine a frequently forgotten topic, historian Larry wooden delves into the hidden lives of the courageous belles of Missouri. occasionally attached through blood yet continually united in function, those other halves, sisters, daughters, enthusiasts, neighbors, and moms risked their lives and their freedom to offer relief and luxury to their menfolk. They used subterfuge and infrequently sheer good fortune to feed, dress, and protect the guerrillas. those brave ladies of all ages and station acted as crucial go-betweens, scouts, spies, publications, and mail handlers. they generally joined in at the bushwhackers’ campaigns, aiding them in anyway attainable. They even acquired and traded stolen estate for his or her accomplice brethren. the various ladies have been arrested or banished from their domestic kingdom of Missouri; many have been pressured to offer an oath of allegiance to the Union to be able to achieve their freedom; a number of have been capable of perform their clandestine missions undetected. wooden strains those girls via their very own diaries and different basic assets from the period. The poignant stories of those ladies are punctuated by means of pictures of a lot of them; the stiff, posed photos provide silent testimony to their resiliency and energy in the course of tumultuous times.
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