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March 26 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$150 – $240
400-450 women fought in the American Civil War.
They did so disguised as men. This is their story.
Until the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948, women could not serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces. However, that didn’t stop them from fighting on the front lines.
Women fought for many reasons – some to care for their husbands, who were certain to die if wounded due to the state of medical care on the battlefield in the 19th century. Some fought as patriots. Working class and poor women were probably enticed by the bounties and the promise of a regular paycheck. Others did it to accomplish their life-long desire to live as men.
Join us for a patriotic “history meets CLE” seminar as lawyers, lovers of history and a woman who served in the armed forces come together to discuss the important history of female soldiers in the American Civil War. Glenn LeBouef and Alan Lowcher, Esq., the history lovers who brought us the popular seminars on leadership lessons from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, will be joined by Lt. Colonel Sally Stenton to bring you this new and fascinating look at the women soldiers of the civil war and how they shaped the law today.
You’ll hear about the daily lives of female soldiers, how they passed as men and their bravery and exploits. You’ll also hear about how these brave women helped to shape the current law and the status of the law now including the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, the transgender ban, whether women of today are fit for combat and more.