New York : Clarion Books, c2008.
115 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The first Battle of Bull Run -- Reasons for becoming a soldier -- Enlisting in the military -- A soldier's life -- Women at Antietam -- Hospitals and prisons -- After the war.
A Junior Library Guild selection
Sarah Emma Edmonds enlisted because she believed in the Union cause; Melverina Peppercorn joined to stay near her twin brother. Although women were not allowed to enlist as soldiers in the Civil War, many disguised themselves as men and fought anyway.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-102) and index.