Lessons in History Program with Deanne Blanton
1 Lincoln Ave
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Please join DeAnne Blanton as she presents on "Women Soldiers in the Civil War."
DeAnne Blanton is an archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC. She specializes in 19th century Army records, particularly those of the Civil War. Her first book, They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War, co-written with Lauren Cook, was published by Louisiana State University in 2002 and by Vintage the following year. She is a founding member of the Society for Women and the Civil War, and served as the first President of that organization. She has appeared in nearly a dozen Civil War and women’s history documentaries for cable channels and public broadcasting. She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College.
The 2017 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.