History buffs can get a look “Behind the Rifle” at the often overlooked stories of women who served in the Civil War in Mississippi during a special event coming to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.

The center will host author Shelby Harriel for a book signing and presentation focused on her new book “Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War History”. The presentation is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20 in the auditorium of the interpretive center.

Harriel, an instructor at Pearl River Community College, brings more than a decade of research and study to her book which brings to life the women from Mississippi who took part in key battles such as Corinth, Iuka, Tupelo, Vicksburg, Brice’s Crossroads and more and those from the state who took played roles in some of the nation’s most important battles. The book shares who they were and why they chose to fight during a time when they weren’t actually allowed by law to serve.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are limited due to space limitations for COVID restrictions. Masks will be required in the federally owned building.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the center at 662-287-9273.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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