Wendy in uniform, Jennifer Levonian

As I continued to read about the topic of women soldiers in the Civil War, I learned that there are a number of women that disguise themselves as men to portray male soldiers in Civil War re-enactments. This discovery led me to the panhandle of West Virginia on a snowy January day to interview Wendy Ramsburg. Wendy has been portraying the role of a Confederate soldier in re-enactments since 1984. Our discussion inspired a portion of my animation. I made this painting of a photograph of Wendy in uniform.

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