By Larry Wood
In this interesting examine a frequently disregarded topic, historian Larry wooden delves into the hidden lives of the courageous belles of Missouri. occasionally attached by means of blood yet regularly united in objective, those better halves, sisters, daughters, enthusiasts, associates, and moms risked their lives and their freedom to provide reduction and luxury to their menfolk. They used subterfuge and sometimes sheer success to feed, dress, and preserve the guerrillas. those brave ladies of all ages and station acted as crucial go-betweens, scouts, spies, courses, and mail handlers. they generally joined in at the bushwhackers’ campaigns, aiding them in anyway attainable. They even bought and traded stolen estate for his or her accomplice brethren. a number of the girls have been arrested or banished from their domestic nation of Missouri; many have been pressured to offer an oath of allegiance to the Union with the intention to achieve their freedom; a couple of have been capable of perform their clandestine missions undetected. wooden lines those ladies via their very own diaries and different fundamental resources from the period. The poignant stories of those ladies are punctuated by way of photographs of lots of them; the stiff, posed pix provide silent testimony to their resiliency and power in the course of tumultuous times.
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BUSHWHACKER BELLES by Larry Wood