“Forbidden, Hidden and Forgotten: Women in the Ranks” at December Round Table

On Sunday, December 10th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will host Shelby Harriel who will present “Forbidden, Hidden and Forgotten: Women in the Ranks.”

There are many documented cases of women actually serving in the military during the Civil War. Their wartime experiences and sacrifices were often similar to their male counterparts.  Women served on picket duty along the snowy banks of the Rappahannock, languished in Andersonville Prison, suffered horrible wounds during the battle of the Wilderness and lost their lives during Pickett’s Charge.

Harriel received her B.A. in History and later her M. Ed from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently an instructor of Mathematics at Pearl River Community College. Harriel has written numerous Civil War articles and has spoken for groups such as the Louisiana Civil War Round Table and the Louisiana Historical Association.

The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge, and meets each month at Carnton Plantation's Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. For more information, email fcwrt@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.franklinscharge.org/the-round-table.