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A widow’s plea
Nancy Woodward, a Confederate widow, wrote to President Davis and asked him to release her only son from the Army so he could return home and help her. Southern civilian life during the war was very difficult, especially for women. While coping with shortages of food and other resources, they maintained the home front and ran farms, plantations, and businesses.

Letter from Nancy Woodward to Jefferson Davis, 11/12/1862

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