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Rochester Reads Lecture – Women of the Civil War

March 4, 2012

Civil War WomenThe War Between the States may have been fought by great armies of men, but women filled many vital roles in society and even in the military. Women such as Clara Barton and Dorothea Dix immediately come to mind, but what about Minnesota’s women? This program highlights the incredible stories of Minnesota women who protected their homes, supported their soldiers, served the army in many different ways, and kept the home fires burning throughout the four years of the Civil War. Some were dedicated enough to continue working for veterans after the war. Their stories, long overlooked and forgotten, bring a new perspective to the history of America’s most bloody war.
Presented by Vickie Wendel, Program Manager of the Anoka County Historical Society.
This program was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.  Sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums, SELCO, and the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators.

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