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Date Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2010

The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a Civil War program entitled On the Home Front: Delaware Women during the Civil War on Saturday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. As with previous wars, the women kept the home fires burning as the men marched off to engage in battle. But during the Civil War, things were just a little bit different. Covering the political and social sway of the times, Bobbi Steele-Wilkins, a member of the Central Delaware Civil War Roundtable, will present a view of women’s lives in Delaware from 1861-1865. Working in homes, factory and field to provide for themselves and the armies, they added physical, monetary and moral support to their family and friends in a border state full of divided loyalties.

The program is free to the public.  No reservations are required.  The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Duke of York Street in Dover, Delaware.  For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail 

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