Participant Info

First Name
Lisa Tendrich
Last Name
Independent Scholar
Website URL
American Civil War, Gender, Women, Millitary Occupation, Sherman’s March, Civilians
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Personal Info

About Me

Lisa Tendrich Frank is an award-winning historian, editor, and writer on issues related to American women, the nineteenth century, soldier-civilian relations, and the American Civil War. A Ph.D. from the University of Florida, she has taught at universities and colleges across the country. She has published books and articles on women’s and American military history, has lectured widely, served as on camera and off camera expert for historical documentaries, and has worked as a consultant for various non-profits and public history projects. Her current project examines the U.S. army’s use of  “domestic warfare”–the intentional gendered attacks by soldiers on non-combatants and households–to successfully achieve victory.

Recent Publications

Household War: How Americans Lived and Fought the Civil War, co-editor with LeeAnn Whites (UGA Press, 2020)

The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman’s March (LSU Press, 2015)

“A ‘Fearful Family Quarrel’: The Union Assault on Southern Households as Battle Strategy,” in Lisa Tendrich Frank and LeeAnn Whites, eds., Household War: How Americans Lived and Fought the Civil War (UGA Press, 2020)

“The Carolinas Campaign,” in The Cambridge History of the American Civil War, Volume 1, edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

“The Union War on Women,” in The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War, edited by Brian D. McKnight and Barton A. Myers (LSU Press, 2017)

“‘With Hearts Nerved by the Necessity for Prompt Action’: Southern Women, Mobilization, and the Wartime State,” in Women and the American Civil War: North-South Counterpoints, edited by Judith Giesberg and Randall M. Miller (Kent State University Press, 2018)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Gender, Women