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.
2016-2017 Program Schedule
|Sept 12, 2016
||Fire in the Water
||James Alexander Thom
|Oct. 10, 2016
||Who Was Private John Rooks? : Counties Named for Civil War Combat Deaths
|Nov. 14, 2016
||The War Not Forgotten - Civil War Soldiers, Central State Hospital and PTSD
|Dec. 12, 2016
||Maps, Mapping & Mapmakers of the Civil War: A Novice Explorer's Perspective
|Jan. 9, 2017
||Lew Wallace's Civil War Career
|Feb. 13, 2017
||Paying for the Civil War: Taxes, Internal Revenue and Enrolled Agents
|Mar. 13, 2017
||Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy
|Apr. 10, 2017
||A Visit with Jennie Wade's Mother
|May 8, 2017
||The Murder of Major General William "Bull" Nelson
||Robert I. Girardi
|June 12, 2017
||Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre
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