THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSONCIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE
Info about the March Meeting
Meeting Date : Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM (Promptly) until 8:20 PM
Place: THE SUSSEX COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY
125 MORRIS TURNPIKE
NEWTON, NEW JERSEY
LIBRARY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 973-948-3660
(ADJACENT TO THE HOMESTEAD HEALTH CARE CENTER)
March Presentation: Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War, by
Joanna Hamilton Rajoppi.
In honor of Women's History Month, the Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round
Table is pleased to present an entertaining evening with Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi
as she talks about "Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War.
Three million husbands, fathers, sons, uncles, and brothers marched to war
between 1861 and 1865. Of that number nearly 750,000 world, never return home.
Ms. Rajoppi will tell the story of the perseverance and stamina of women facing
an altered world, many of whom were confronted by widowhood, burdened with
returning soldiers addicted to alcohol or drugs, or strained by the care of men
suffering from post-traumatic stress. Using the experiences of the women in her
Hamilton family, she will shed light on the challenges and struggles that defined
the roles of American women in the late nineteenth centuries.
Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi, a former journalist, is a lifelong resident of New Jersey.
A history aficionado, she has chronicled the military service of her
great-grandfather during the Civil War in her book "New Brunswick and The Civil
War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion" based on the letters he wrote to
his family. Her latest book is "Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War:
The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys.
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table, now in it's Thirteenth year
provides educational programs, tours and fellowship for individuals interested in
the Civil War Era. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information
and for the upcoming Round Table season, please call Jennifer at 973-948-4724
during the day, or check out the Round Table's website at www.ryersoncwrt.com