Here’s author Jessica Ziparo speaking at the National Archives speaking on the challenges women in the Civil War era faced as part of the Federal work force.
The video’s description reads, “Jessica Ziparo, author of This Grand Experiment, talked about the experiences of women who worked for the federal government during the Civil War. She described the types of jobs they did, challenges they faced, and their struggle for equal pay. The National Archives in Washington, D.C. hosted this talk.”
This is pretty good. She has some great information for us.