A Discussion On Women’s Roles In The Civil War

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Atlanta Cyclorama Presents Dr. Elizabeth Leonard For A Discussion On Women’s Roles In The Civil War 

Event Details

All the Daring of the Soldier: Women and the American Civil War

Presentation by Dr. Elizabeth D. Leonard, Professor of History at Colby College

Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Women participated in the Civil War in many more ways than most people realize, some even disguising themselves as men in order to fight.  Noted author and historian Dr. Elizabeth D. Leonard is coming to the Atlanta Cyclorama to share some great stories and to talk about her book, All The Daring of the Soldier.  Her presentation will be a revelation to most people who think the women of that era were all home cooking and darning socks! If you enjoy learning about history, belong to a book club, or want an interesting “ladies night out,” join us for this FREE event at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 22nd.

Dr. Elizabeth D. Leonard is the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College where she has taught since 1992. Colby College, located in Waterville, Maine, is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Dr. Leonard is the author of three Civil War era books: Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War, All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies, and Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War. She is currently working on a fourth book dealing with black soldiers in the US Army between the end of the Civil War and the end of the Indian Wars. She is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Anthony (14) and Joseph (12).

The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta, in Historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information visit their web site at: http://www.atlantacyclorama.org/.

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MEDIA:  For more details, to request photos or set up interviews, please contact Karen Hatchett at 770-433-1137 or karen.hatchett@charter.net.