Secret Soldiers of the Civil War [F-18-51]

Presenter: Martha Maine
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 10:00 AM 10/30, 11/06
Status: Course Closed

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This course is about the women who disguised themselves as men and enlisted both in the Union and in the Confederate armies, and their motives for doing so. It addresses how some women were able to maintain their male identities without being discovered while others were revealed. You will learn about the types of occurrences which led to their discovery and the repercussions.

Martha Maine is a retired teacher from the Canton School District. She is a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans Tent 71 of NYS. Martha is a Civil War re-enactor who portrays a male soldier in both Union and Confederate Artillery and Infantry Units. She has participated in many local living histories and several national events including Gettysburg, Antietam, Bull Run, and Cedar Creek.

Cap: 40

View a bibliography from Martha Maine below:

Women Civil War Soldiers - Bibliography from Martha Maine

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