10 Most Influential Women in the American Civil War

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Most people will remember Ulysses Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson, or Jefferson Davis when thinking about the American Civil War. While these are all important historical figures, many women also contributed to the fight on both sides, whether it was as nurses, spies, or even disguised soldiers. Below are ten of the most influential women in the American Civil War, and their roles during the conflict.

10. Kate Cumming

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9. Loreta Velázquez

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8. Sarah Edmonds

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7. Elizabeth VanLew

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6. Maria Isabella Boyd

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5. Sarah Rosetta Wakeman

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4. Rose O’Neal Greenhow

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3. Dorothea Dix

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2. Harriet Tubman

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1. Clara Barton

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