By Carolyn M. Bartels- The wife, the mother, the sister and the sweetheart all bade adieu to their loved ones, cheering them on with words of love and encouragement, then turned toward their lonely homes to take up the tasks that had been those of the stronger. They shouldered the burdens, met the responsibilities, endured the privations, all the while hoping and praying for their loved ones on the battlefront. Many of these brave women had been reared in wealth and luxury with servants to do their every bidding and had never known any kind of manual labor, but, when necessity demanded their aid, they willingly laid hold with untrained their hands and and met every challenge with that indomitable courage born of true patriotism. These are their stories. Indexed. 208 pages.