The Chicago Historical Society presents the third annual Civil War Symposium on Saturday, September 25, 1999, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Symposium will explore the impact of narcotics addiction and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases on the Civil War. In addition, the day-long event will probe how women's advocacy translated to the frontlines in a time before women's suffrage.
One of the highlights of day will be a special Civil War encampment with a re-enactment of various Civil War regiments from the Chicago area who will demonstrate marching drills, artillery firings, a medical treatment and military life camp. This 90-minute program is free and open to the public. Cost for the all-day Symposium is $35 ($10 addition for lunch); reservations required. Call 312-642-5035, ext. 272
The symposium also coincides with two major exhibitons focusing on the Civil War era, including: "America's Reconstruction: People and Politics at the Civil War" and "A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln."
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