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when: 06/20/2017 | 07.00 PM h - 08.00 PM h  
Event title "Women Soldiers of the American Civil War"
Where: Wright Museum - Wolfeboro
Category: Special
Event description:
Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 – 8:00 pm    
“Women Soldiers of the American Civil War”
Presented by Professor Sarah Batterson

Throughout history, women have participated in war efforts not only at home but also on the battlefield as well.  Women have always played important roles in army camps: from nursing, to laundry, food service, and, of course, prostitution.  For a small but significant number of women, war not only brought them into battle, it motivated them to disguise themselves as men and take up the musket and sword.  During the Civil War, it is estimated that more than four hundred women concealed their sex in order to fight.  This lecture will focus on the adventures of some of the known women who risked their lives, asking what motivated these women and if they truly were ahead of their time.

Professor Sarah Batterson holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of New Hampshire and a joint-M.A. in Anthropology and Women’s Studies.  She currently teaches courses in African-American history and Gender history at UNH.  An avid history enthusiast since the age of eight, in her spare time she can be found reading about the past or exploring historical sites around New England. For more information call 569-1212.

Location Wright Museum
Homepage: http://www.wrightmuseum.org  
City Wolfeboro
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