The Civil War was fought mostly by men, but the war could not have been won without the courageous effort of women. During the war, women served as spies and nurses. Some disguised themselves as men to become soldiers. With their husbands, fathers, and sons away at battle, women had to hold down the home front. The task was hard, but it was necessary. In this stirring account, primary sources bring to life the remarkable stories of women in the Civil War.