The mid 19th Century was a turbulent time in American history. Looking at different topics each week we will learn how civilians faced challenges during the Civil War.
Topics will include fashions worn before and during the war, how the postal system and letter writing occurred during the war in the North, stories of civilians interacting with the armies during the war and something new for this class-a look at famous women in the Civil War. This session will talk about two women one Northern, one Southern, that aided the medical side of the conflict. When possible, original artifacts from my private collections will be displayed to add to the lectures.