Civil War Women of Compassion, Courage and Grit

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PARSIPPANY — A story of survival during wartime – not from cannons and bullets – but of life itself. The women who are left at home without adequate means of support and must provide the basic necessities of food and shelter and still impart their values to their children.

New Jersey’s own Cornelia Hancock, rejected as a nurse by Dorothea Dix because she is too pretty, defies her, and goes to Gettysburg to assist the wounded soldiers and stays throughout the Civil War.  Mary Ann Bickerdyke, who defies army red tape to care for <em>her boys, </em>the wounded, setting up hospitals and kitchens, even following Gen. Sherman through the mountains of Georgia on the way to Atlanta.  Sara Pryor, living through the privation and destruction of the south, still has the courage to defy military authorities and demand rations for the starving women and children in her community.

Rich Rosenthal, a Parsippany resident, is the president of the North Jersey Civil War Round Table and has lectured on numerous historical subjects.

This event will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Parsippany Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany. Reservation required. Email: <a href=”mailto:NJCivilWarRT@aol.com”>NJCivilWarRT@aol.com</a>.

For more information on North Jersey Civil War Round Table <a href=”https://www.njhistoryroundtables.org” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>click here</a>.

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