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NORTHERN VIRGINIA WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR

Event Type: Special Event
Date: 1/30/2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Beginning with the arrival of Union troops in April, 1861, northern Virginia women faced many new realities during the Civil War. Some chose to flee, while others remained to cope with occupation. New opportunities also opened for women who worked in local hospitals, and for other women who served as spies. After fleeing slavery, African American women found themselves in crowded contraband camps, often working for wages. By the time the Civil War ended, women's lives in Virginia had changed forever. Presented by Prof. Alice Reagan from NVCC.
Library: Burke Branch Library