The Foundry Series: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

The Foundry Series: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

Location: 

Historic Tredegar

Co-sponsors and Partners: 

Hunton & Williams, U.S. Army Women's Museum, ACLU of Virginia, Diversity Richmond, and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Hundreds of women fought in the Civil War dressed as men. Serving their country in disguise, their legacy was hidden from view. Uncover how their varied motivations and experiences can complicate how we understand our country’s history of gender and the military. With DeAnne Blanton, archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration.

After the lecture, DeAnne Blanton will participate in a panel discussion with Claire Gastanaga, ACLU of Virginia; Dr. Leisa Meyer, Diversity Richmond; and Dr. Francoise Bonnell, Director of the Army Women's Museum. 

 

Cost: 

$10 Adults, Members: $8

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