Women At War: The Female Soldiers of the American Civil War and Those That Wished They Were

Event Details

Mar 16

Join the Lititz Historical Foundation at the Lititz Public Library on Saturday, March 16th at 1:30pm for a very special program!

We will welcome York County historian Dominish Miller, who will present “Women At War: The Female Soldiers of the American Civil War and Those That Wished They Were.”

This is a free program, and open to the public.

Contrary to popular belief, women did in fact fight in the American Civil War. They also infiltrated the United States Army in earlier wars. Deborah Sampson served for 17 months in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War as Robert Shurtliff and Lucy Brewer served with the Marines aboard Old Ironsides as George Baker during the War of 1812. Once a taboo topic, modern historians are finally shedding light on the role that female soldiers played in the Civil War and the women who made a living off of lying about their military service.

Dominish Marie Miller is the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Librarian for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the founder of Preserving the History of Newberrytown. She has authored three books, Preserving the History of Newberrytown: A Community Cookbook From the Cooks of Newberrytown, Pennsylvania 2021, volumes 1 and 2 and Then and Now: A Pictorial View Of A Changing Town. Dominish is also a reenactor with the 87th Regiment, PVI. She portrays a private in the 87th PA Co C.

Signups for this program begin March 2nd at 9am.

Women At War: The Female Soldiers of the American Civil War and Those That Wished They Were

LOCATION: Lititz Public Library

ADDRESS: 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, PA 17543

  • CONTACT: 717-627-4636
  • COST: Free

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