The Feminine Art of Inspiring Male Courage

Civil War illustrator Frank Leslie often parodied the evasion of the Enrollment Act of 1863. The image above encouraged women to make men feel obligated to go and fight via the persuasive method of emasculation.

Image Credit: Frank Leslie cartoon series entitled, “The art of inspiring courage” from the October 1863 edition of Budget of Fun.

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CODDINGTON: Faces of the Civil War (2012)

Faces of the Civil War: An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories by Ronald S. Coddington. The Johns Hopkins University Press, reprinted in 2012. Cloth, ISBN: 0801878764. $31.95. Ron Coddington’s Faces…