Women Soldiers in the Civil War

In 1861, women had few opportunities for employment – nurse, teacher or governess. But some women wanted to fight for their country.  Dave Decker will provide biographical sketches of heroic women who served for both the North and South during a presentation Monday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside Building. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested, by calling 524-5600.

Between 250 and 1,000 women disguised themselves as men and fought as soldiers during the American Civil War. They volunteered in all capacities and even served as officers, demonstrating equality with men in their fighting ability and bravery in the midst of battle. This program is part of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society traveling series.

Women Soldier Photos

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