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Newcomer House Porch Program: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War

Ongoing Opportunities

  • October 26 at 11:30 AM and 2 PM

Audrey Scanlan-Teller and Tracey McIntire will present a program exploring an unusual and courageous group of soldiers seldom discussed in the annals of Civil War history. Although women were forbidden by social custom and army regulations to enter military service in the Union and Confederate armies, a surprising number of women disguised themselves as young men and “went for a soldier.” Learn about the best documented of these woman combatants. Scanlan-Teller and McIntire will be joined by retired U.S. Army Maj. Kathy Silvia, a graduate of West Point and ambassador for the Women In Military Service For America Memorial. Presentations will take place at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM.