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‘Faces of Civil War Nurses’ Explored At Lunch With Books

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library will take virtual viewers back to the Civil War for a look at women who played a crucial role in American’s most bloody war.

The next Lunch With Books program at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27, will examine the “Faces of Civil War Nurses” with author Ronald S. Coddington.

During the American Civil War, women on both sides of the conflict, radiating patriotic fervor equal to their male counterparts, contributed to the war effort in countless ways: forming charitable societies, becoming nurses, or even marching off to war as “vivandieres,” unofficial attaches to the regiments.

In “Faces of Civil War Nurses,” Coddington turns his attention to the experiences of 77 women of all ages and walks of life who provided care during the war as nurses, aid workers, and vivandieres.

Get a signed copy of the book at shopmilitaryimages.com/collections/faces-of-the-civil-war-books. Use the promo code “LUNCHWITHBOOKS” at checkout to receive 15 percent off. Put any special instructions in the notes field.

Because of COVID-19, the Lunch With Books continue to take place virtually via the library’s Live Stream Editions. Visit www.ohiocountylibrary.org to view these programs or for more information.

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