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vivandieres have an interesting role in the american civil war • these brave women traveled with soldiers as mascots or nurses; there are even cases where they fought alongside their male counterparts. a vivandiere could provide creature comforts to the soldiers. officially during the civil war, the term vivandiere is usually applied only to women who served with zouaves. Notice decoration on sleeves.

Civil War soldier from California

Women in the civil war were not allowed unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed in the war.

A Black Confederate soldier during the Civil War