On Saturday, Dec. 8, using provost marshal evidence and court records ,Virginia Laas, professor emeritus of Missouri Southern State University, brought to light many of those women's stories during a lecture in the Wood & Huston Community Room. The presentation, "'No Age of Barbarism can show us such scenes of cruelty and plunder': Women and Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War." Was the latest installment of the Battle of Marshall 150th Anniversary Commemoration Second Saturday series of events.
The year-long commemoration, designed to provide a rich portrayal of life in Saline County during the Civil War, will continue monthly until the battle re-enactment Sept. 13-15, 2013.
More to follow.