ILLINOIS in the CIVIL WAR

Illinois Women and the Civil War


With over 250,000 Illinois men serving as volunteer soldiers, virtually every Illinois woman was the daughter, sister, aunt, wife or mother of a soldier. Many Illinois women had family on both sides of the war. A few Illinois women held more dramatic roles during the war as nurses and even as volunteer soldiers.

The goal of this page is to help you explore some of the experiences of Illinois women during the American Civil War.

Nurses

Soldiers

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