Program on Women Soldiers in the American Civil War

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Female Civil War SoldierThe American Civil War represents the first time that a staggering number of women, from both the North and the South, disguised themselves as soldiers to fight for their country. Lisa Potocar present a program about these women and their motivations at Schenectady County Historical Society September 12th.

Lisa Potocar was born and raised in Upstate New York. Potocar’s historical novel about female Civil War soldiers, Sweet Glory, won First Place in the Young Adult category of the 2009 Maryland Writers’ Association’s and SouthWest Writers’ Novel Contests. It also advanced as a semi-finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough (YA) Novel Awards.

The program ($5 for non-members), begins at 6 pm, on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Schenectady County Historical Society is located at 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady. The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA.

For more information about the event contact Melissa Tacke, Librarian/Archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society by phone at 518-374-0263, option 3, or by email at

2 thoughts on “Program on Women Soldiers in the American Civil War

  1. Dorothy Heller

    I would love to fiind out about this book and will check our local Book Store and Library. Wish I could be there on Thursday but have two other meetinigs that day. Many of us in this area are very interested in the subject of females in the Civil War. And of course wonder if there were any from our upstate New York or Syracuse area.



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