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Dr. Claudia Chapman Addresses Rotary on Women in the Civil War

Dr. Claudia Chapman addressed the Lexington Rotary Club on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

Dr. Claudia Chapman was the special guest speaker for the February 22, 2022 meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. She has retired after 33 years as a chiropractor, but one of her deep loves is with Civil War re-enacting, and studying the life of women during the war.

She is a member of the Army of Tennessee, a member of the Tennessee Order of the Confederate Rose, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. With the Confederate Rose, a lineage is not necessary, and the group emphasizes the true history of the war and of the soldiers on both sides. The Army of Tennessee is a re-enactment group that portrays men and women on both sides. Claudia even serves on an artillery piece owned by her friend Gloria Holloway Sibert.

Claudia also talked about women during the Civil War and how they served both in support of their homes and their soldiers in the field. Dr. Mary Walker was a doctor in the Union Army and…

For the complete story, see the March 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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