IF IT LOOKS LIKE A MAN: GENDER IDENTITY, FEMALE SOLDIERS AND “LADY BUSHWHACKERS” IN THE CIVIL WAR
Speaker: Diane Eickhoff
During the American Civil War, hundreds of women cut their hair, bound their breasts, donned men’s clothing, and reported to Union or Confederate army recruiters. Others served as scouts or spies. This presentation explores how the war allowed women to defy traditional gender expectations for proper female conduct during Missouri’s Civil War.
November 17, 2015, 7:00PM
Location: 102 West Walton Street, Warrenton, MO