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Women in the Civil War: They Changed America for Good

Presented by Harwich Historical Society at Brooks Academy Museum, Harwich MA

Apr 26 2015
Women in the Civil War: They Changed America for Good

Explore the many roles of women during the American Civil War in a talk by Civil War re-enactor Brenda Collins.

 During the tumultuous four-year conflict, which claimed the lives of over 600,000 men, many women filled much needed but traditional roles on the home front, supplying food, clothing, and medical supplies to the troops. “I well remember as a little girl going with my mother, to the vestry of the Pilgrim Church to work for the wounded soldiers," wrote one Harwich girl. "Perched on a

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Brooks Academy Museum

80 Parallel Street, Harwich, MA 02645

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