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Women throughout the Confederacy treated shirkers with scorn, often shaming them into service.
Single women publicly declared that they would date or marry only those who volunteered to serve, and kinswomen urged their loved ones to fight for the Southern cause.
This desperation led to the widespread looting of stores and raids on warehouses by groups of destitute women, often driven by hunger.
Neither sort of request met with much response from the state government until the war's midpoint, when it implemented sporadic efforts at relief for soldiers' wives and widows through the distribution of corn or grain, and sometimes money.
Wives of deserters or Unionists were usually denied any share in such relief.
They often voiced their opinions about events, and they filled roles previously held by men.
The war provided elite white women with opportunities to take part in the public sphere.