By MARY L. SIEMINSKI
Special to the Sun-Gazette
Lycoming County men who served in the Civil War have had monuments erected in their honor. They are memorialized in written histories, remembered in battle re-enactments and featured in the Civil War sections of local historical societies.
Less is known or remembered about the women - women who stayed home, managed the farms while their husbands were away, the mothers, the nurses and even the wives of the officers.
Catherine "Kate" Ault is one of many Lycoming County women who participated fully in the war. What we know about Kate is pieced together from just a few sources - but, perhaps, by putting her story into writing, we will inspire others who know her story to come forward and we will have a more complete narrative of one young woman's contributions.
Much more is known about Kate's husband,