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Women in the Civil War
Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry Presents
“Women in the Civil War”
Friday, May 12, 2017at 7:00 pm
89 Fall Street in Historic Downtown Seneca Falls, NY
On Friday, May 12, 2017, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will present a program focusing on the Women in the Civil War. The program will begin at 7 pm and will take place in the historic Wesleyan Chapel of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Mr. Gable will use a power point presentation and will provide handouts. There will also be a question and answer period following his presentation.
Women played very important roles in the Civil War. Many women served in the war as soldiers even though women were barred from such service. Other women provided important assistance to soldiers as nurses, camp laundresses and sutlers. While the men were off fighting, it was the women who ran the farms, managed the children and kept the households together. The effort to secure woman suffrage was placed on hold by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and other suffragists because winning the war had to take priority.
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