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Crowd hears about Missouri women's struggles during Civil War

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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About 30 people listened to Virginia Laas, professor emeritus, Missouri Southern State University, present, "'No Age of Barbarism can show us such scenes of cruelty and plunder': Women and Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Wood & Huston Community Room in Marshall.
Long before they had official rights of citizenship, women along Missouri's western border were thrust into the role of protector of their land, property, children and, often, husbands during the Civil War.

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.



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