Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, April 10
Middle School Room 161
This three-session course will delve into the unique stories of non-traditional Civil War soldiers. Did you know that approximately 400 women fought in the Civil War, or that soldier Jenny Hodgers fought under the alias of Albert Cashier and continued to pose as a man after the war was over? Scant attention has been paid to the fact that both the Union and Confederate sides employed Native Americans to fight for them. Discover what truly happened—and why-- during the Fort Pillow Massacre, where more than 300 African-American soldiers were killed. How did Phoebe Yates Pember, a Jewish woman from Charleston, South Carolina with no professional medical training, manage the care for over 15,000 soldiers at Chimborazo Hospital? Come curious to learn more about the reasons why people volunteered or were drafted, as well as the personal trials and tribulations they encountered during the war.
Tuition for this class will be $75.00.
Participants: minimum of 10 and maximum of 18.
Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum.