The Vermont Historical Society has announced “Vermont Women in the Civil War,” a presentation focused on how Vermont women sustained the home front during the Civil War, set for Sunday, July 25th at the Bridgewater Corners Grange Hall in Bridgewater, Windsor County, VT.
From 2 to 3 pm historian Howard Coffin will look at how with nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, women took on farming, worked in factories, served as nurses in the state’s military hospitals, and more.
The Bridgewater Corners Grange Hall is located at 5034 VT-100, Bridgewater. This program is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Bridgewater Historical Society website.
Illustration: “Our Women in the War,” a wood engraving on paper by Winslow Homer published in Harpers Weekly in Sept. 1864.