The Civil War, Day by Day

Gen. James Longstreet

South Carolina Secedes

In the face of near countless adversaries, women sought to do what had to be done. One of their number described their ultimate role best when she confided in her diary: “The real sorrows of war, like those of drunkenness, always fall most heavily upon women. They may not bear arms. They may not even share the triumphs which compensate their brethren for toil and suffering and danger. They must sit still and endure.”

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