WISCASSET — Colby History Professor Elizabeth D. Leonard talk about women in the American Civil War at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High St.

According to a news release from the library, women played major roles in both Civil War armies: they supplied clothes, food, nursing and even doctors, messengers, spies, and, disguised as men, soldiers.

Leonard is the author of several books, including “Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky,” which won the 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.

The talk is free. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, email Wendy Ross at [email protected].

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