The Harder Part: Michigan Women Go to War
Apr 11, 2024 | 1:00 PM
Roger Rosentreter, speaker
The important but underappreciated role Michigan women played in the Civil War included a widely acclaimed battlefield nurse, a teacher who earned the moniker "Michigan’s Florence Nightingale," an accomplished war correspondent, and a twenty-two-year-old who concealed her female identity for two years to serve in the ranks. Naturally, most Michigan women stayed home—managing farms, raising children, organizing soldiers' relief societies and worrying about their loved ones. In so many ways, women contributed to suppressing the rebellion. Join us for this talk by MSU History Professor Roger Rosentreter.
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