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Women's Role in Civil War Western North Carolina


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The western part of North Carolina did not suffer any major military campaigns during the Civil War, though women faced many other difficulties including physical threats, attacks, social, economic, and political splintering of their communities, and the presence of Confederate deserters and Union sympathizers. Communities in the region strained under the pressure of the Confederate war machine, but women in western North Carolina fought to maintain their traditional lifestyle, undermining the Confederate struggle in the process.
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21557