Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
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||Forbidden, Hidden, and Forgotten: Women in the Ranks during the Civil War
June 13, 2016, at 6:45 p.m
||MCL Cafeteria - Township Line
(2370 West 86th Street)
Please note that this meeting is on a Monday at 6:45 PM at the Township Line MCL
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of women boldly defied Victorian societal norms when they disguised themselves as men, shouldered muskets,
and joined the firing line.
As soldiers, they participated in every major engagement from the beginning to the end of the Civil War.
Their wartime experiences and sacrifices mirrored those of their male counterparts.
They served picket duty along the snowy banks of the Rappahannock, languished in Andersonville, suffered debilitating wounds during the Wilderness,
succumbed to disease in New Orleans, and lost their lives during Pickett's charge.
WHY did these women risk the shame that discovery would bring them and their families?
WHY did they risk their lives fighting a man's war?
During this audio/visual presentation, you will learn the answer in their own words.
In addition, hear generals, common soldiers, and ordinary citizens describe their interactions with these women warriors.
Shelby Harriel received her B.A. in History with a minor in mathematics in May 1997, and her M.Ed. with an emphasis in mathematics and history in 2005.
She earned both degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Shelby has been teaching mathematics at Pearl River Community College since 2007.
While her career has always revolved around mathematics, Shelby actively pursues her passion for history through research, exchanging ideas,
and speaking to the public.
For her efforts, Pearl River Community College bestowed upon her the Outstanding Humanities Instructor award in 2014.
2015-2016 Program Schedule
|Sept. 14, 2015
||Civil War Feuds: A Family Tradition
|Oct. 12, 2015
||Alexander Gardner: Civil War Photographs and More
|Nov. 9, 2015
||William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory
|Dec. 14, 2015
||Acoustic Shadows During the Civil War
|Jan. 11, 2016
||The Irish Brigade at Antietam
|Feb. 8, 2016
||Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Years
|Mar. 14, 2016
||The Battle of New Market
|Apr. 11, 2016
||The U.S.S. Constitution in the Civil War
|May 9, 2016
||Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War
|June 13, 2016
||Forbidden, Hidden, & Forgotten: Women in the Ranks During the Civil War
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