Women Soldiers in the Civil War
January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT| Free for FCCWRT Members; $5 Suggested Donation for Non-Members
Learn the surprising story of women soldiers in the American Civil War
On January 17 at 7:00 PM at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, join the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable as Audrey Scanlan-Teller and Tracy McIntire explore an unusual and courageous group of soldiers seldom discussed in the annals of Civil War history. Although women were forbidden by social custom and army regulations to enter military service in the Union and Confederate armies, a surprising number of women disguised themselves as young men and “went for a soldier.” Come learn about the best documented of these woman combatants.
The museum doors open at 6:30 PM and the presentation beings at 7:00 PM. The presentation is free for FCCWRT members and a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
Audrey Scanlan-Teller earned her MA and PhD in art history at the University of Delaware. Since 2005, she has portrayed a Civil War enlisted soldier for historical interpretive demonstrations, a portrayal that compelled her to study the women soldiers of the Civil War. She is currently a historical interpreter at South Mountain State Battlefield and a volunteer at Antietam National Battlefield Park.
Tracey McIntire earned her BA in English at Rivier College. Following her lifelong interest in American history, she currently works for the American Battlefield Trust and is a historical interpreter at South Mountain State Battlefield and a volunteer at Antietam National Battlefield Park.