"Lead, Blood and Tears"

A Conference on Women & the Civil War
In recognition of women's efforts 1861-1865

`Lead! Blood! Tears! O how suggestive!.~.[[me tears) would assert themselves and fall upon lead stained with ....... `God of mercy, if this be Thy holy will, give me fortitude to bear it uncomplainingly,' was the `heart- felt Invocation that went up to the `throne of grace from over lead, blood, and tears, that fateful day." Mary Gay, Life in Dixie During the War, 1897


Conference Dates; June 28 & 29, 1997
Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

This conference is dedicated to the illumination and education of people interested in the experiences of women and the Civil War, It is to recognize and honor the service performed by women to their country and its people during the 1860s.

Topics encompassing but not restricted to:

Homefront & "Domestic Wannors" Religion & Spiritualism Nursing & Medical Care Airican-American Experiences Women with the Military Invasion & Refugees Soldiers, Spies, Scouts & Smugglers Imprisonnient & Exile Canip Followers Researching Women's Roles Political Influences Networking with Other Researchers

If you wish to be considered for the presentation of a one hour lecture, please submit two copies of a proposal of one to five pages in length. The proposal must be accompanied by a bibliography. Include the title, speaker's full name, malling address, telephone and/or fax or e-mail numbers and a brief statement as to why your topic is particularly appropriate for this forum. Enclose an SASE if you wish to have your materials returned to you. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee an invitation to speak.


To submit a proposal or to receive further information regarding the conference, write to:

Conklin & Estilow
Conference on Women and the Civil War
12728 Martin Road
Smithsburg, MD 21783

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