Monday, January 16, 2017

Women in Civil War Texas

Women in Civil War Texas:
Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi
Editors: Deborah M Liles and Angela Boswell 

"Women in Civil War Texas" is a new book published in October 2016 by the University Of North Texas Press.  It is a collection of essays edited by Deborah M Liles and Angela Boswell.

The description inside the front cover reads: "Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during the Civil War.  It fill the literary void in Texas women's history during this time, connects Texas women's lives to southern 
women's history, and share the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War."

Chapter 9, by Rebecca Sharpless, is titled; "In Favor of Our Fathers' Country and Government" Unionist Women in North Texas.  Some of the wives/widows of the Gainesville Hanging victims are included in Chapter 9.
The book can be purchased on Amazon.

To see the list of the wives of the Gainesville Hanging Victims, click here.