Steenburg Presents Civil War Series

Professor Nancy Steenburg

The Civil War was not only a turning point in American history, but also one for the history of women in America.
On October 25, the Friends of Fort Trumbull presents Professor Nancy Steenburg, who will explore these piviotal times, in her discussion of “The Women of New London during the Civil War.”
Professor Steenburg is an Adjunct Professor in History and Director of the Bachelor of General Studies Program at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point. A graduate of Radcliffe College at Harvard University, Trinity College, and the University of Connecticut, she is the author of many articles and the book, Children and Criminal Law in Connecticut.
Though all women could not vote, and married women could not own or inherit property, or get a divorce, nevertheless some women volunteered to cook for the troops, to sew uniforms, to organize aid groups and fundraisers for the troops, to nurse injured soldiers, and even to become secret operatives.