March is Women’s History Month, a time where people remember the women that have made an impact in the past and the present. Suffragette leaders, doctors, authors, etc. are highly remembered during this time of the year.
A few months ago I came across an article from Smithsonian Magazine describing the female soldiers that fought during the Civil War. I’ve heard about them before and knew a little about their history, but what I didn’t realize was how many actually fought during the war. The soldier article lead me to a spy article and so on and so forth. I started to read about these women that had done so many amazing things during the Civil War, and I couldn’t help but wonder how many people actually knew about these women?
That question lead me to putting together a lecture called Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, and Nurses. The lecture is going to have three local women portraying a solider, spy, and nurse from the Civil War period. They are going to talk about what it was like during the war, and the different women who filled those roles. The lecture is going to be held at the Bluffton Branch Library on March 24th from 2-4 pm. The cost to attend in $5.
I’m hoping that the lecture will give people information about something that they don’t know much about, and help them understand the different roles that women played during the War. They didn’t just sit at home and fret over their loved ones that joined the war. They held active, and at times dangerous, roles during the war.
Acting House Manger