Salon & Saloon: Women Spies in the Civil War – Elizabeth Van Lew and Mary Bowser
Presenter: Elise Moore of the Tucson Civil War Roundtable
Saturday, March 16, 2 pm
$5/person at the door, or click here to register online.
**Lectures are held in the Monsoon Room at JoJo’s Restaurant, 201 N. Court Ave. Food and drink are available for sale.
Elise Moore tells the story of two amazing women who played major roles in the Civil War. Hear about Elizabeth Van Lew, an abolitionist, who ran a sophisticated spy ring for the Union from Richmond, Virginia. Mary Bowser, a former slave, was able to infiltrate the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis by posing as an enslaved servant.
Moore is a member of the Tucson Civil War Roundtable. She has served as a chaplain for a homeless shelter; given talks in prisons, university classes, to youth groups and care facilities; and organized interfaith conferences, inter-religious programs, adult literacy programs, and an after-school program for minority youth.
The Tucson Civil War Roundtable aims to promote interest and educate the public in the history of our country, primarily the Civil War, and foster appreciation for the sacrifice of others for freedom.