On Sunday, Dec 10, 2024 at 1pm PT, 4pm ET, the Silicon Web Costumers’ Guild presents the webinar “Reenactress: Discovering the Women Warriors of the Civil War” with documentary director J.R. Hardman

SiW Reenactress webinarOver 250 Civil War soldiers were actually women disguised as men. The number is so vague because the historical record is incomplete due to these heroines’ amazing ability to pull off their disguises.

In her first full-length documentary, Reenactress (https://reenactress.com), J.R. Hardman reveals the history of women warriors who fought bravely in the service of their countries during the Civil War, both Confederate and Union, and the history and experiences of female Civil War reenactors and living historians who dress as soldiers to fight on the battlefield. In this webinar, She. will discuss how she was inspired to make the documentary and talk about the process of bringing these historical figures to life through reenactment.

Registration is open now. There is no fee for this event but the number of attendees is limited, so register soon.


The chapter acknowledges the International Costumers’ Guild Marty Gear Costuming Arts and Sciences Fund for a grant to help develop this webinar series, and the ICG for making Zoom available to chapters and SIGs.

Philip Gust
SiW Webinar Coordinator