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Loreta Janeta Velázquez (06.26.1842 – c.1897), was a Cuban-born woman who masqueraded as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. She enlisted in the ConfederateArmy in 1861, w/out her soldier-husband's knowledge & fought at Bull Run, Ball's Bluff & Ft Donelson, but was discovered in New Orleans & was discharged. She reenlisted & fought at Shiloh & was unmasked again. She became a spy, working in both male & female guises. Her husband died during the war & she remarried 3 more times.
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Loreta Janeta Velazquez (Harry T. Buford), Library of Congress

Loreta Janeta Vasquez, disguised as Lieutenent Harry Buford (right), served at the battles of Bull Run and Shiloh.

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Loreta Janeta Velázquez (06.26.1842 – c.1897), was a Cuban-born woman who masqueraded as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. She enlisted in the ConfederateArmy in 1861, w/out her soldier-husband's knowledge & fought at Bull Run, Ball's Bluff & Ft Donelson, but was discovered in New Orleans & was discharged. She reenlisted & fought at Shiloh & was unmasked again. She became a spy, working in both male & female guises. Her husband died during the war & she remarried 3 more times.

Loreta Janeta Velázquez (06.26.1842 – c.1897), was a Cuban-born woman who masqueraded as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. She enlisted in the ConfederateArmy in 1861, w/out her soldier-husband's knowledge & fought at Bull Run, Ball's Bluff & Ft Donelson, but was discovered in New Orleans & was discharged. She reenlisted & fought at Shiloh & was unmasked again. She became a spy, working in both male & female guises. Her husband died during the war & she remarried 3 more times.

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Civil War- “Powder Boy” James V. Johnston 1864 Description: This uniform was presented to James V. “Jimmie” Johnston by the crew of the U.S. gunboat Forest Rose, for gallantry in action during the Civil War. He had accompanied his mother to visit his father, Captain John V. Johnston, aboard the gunboat in peaceful waters on the Mississippi. As the vessel approached Waterproof, Louisiana, in February 1864 it came under attack by a Confederate force. When the gunboat’s regular powder monkey, who c
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Civil War- “Powder Boy” James V. Johnston 1864 Description: This uniform was presented to James V. “Jimmie” Johnston by the crew of the U.S. gunboat Forest Rose, for gallantry in action during the Civil War. He had accompanied his mother to visit his father, Captain John V. Johnston, aboard the gunboat in peaceful waters on the Mississippi. As the vessel approached Waterproof, Louisiana, in February 1864 it came under attack by a Confederate force. When the gunboat’s regular powder monkey, who c

Civil War- “Powder Boy” James V. Johnston 1864 Description: This uniform was presented to James V. “Jimmie” Johnston by the crew of the U.S. gunboat Forest Rose, for gallantry in action during the Civil War. He had accompanied his mother to visit his father, Captain John V. Johnston, aboard the gunboat in peaceful waters on the Mississippi. As the vessel approached Waterproof, Louisiana, in February 1864 it came under attack by a Confederate force. When the gunboat’s regular powder monkey…
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Laura Ratcliffe, Southern Spy in Northern Virginia, a favorite of J.E.B. Stuart.
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Laura Ratcliffe, Southern Spy in Northern Virginia, a favorite of J.E.B. Stuart.

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Private Sandoe and his wife, Diana, from a photograph on the park information marker near the monuments n June 26th 1863 fell Priv. Geo. M. Sandoe of Capt. Robert Bell's Independent Cav. Co. of Adams Co. After- wards Co. B. 21st P.V. Cav. He was the first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg
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Private Sandoe and his wife, Diana. He was the first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg

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Private Sandoe and his wife, Diana, from a photograph on the park information marker near the monuments n June 26th 1863 fell Priv. Geo. M. Sandoe of Capt. Robert Bell's Independent Cav. Co. of Adams Co. After- wards Co. B. 21st P.V. Cav. He was the first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg

Private Sandoe and his wife, Diana, from a photograph on the park information marker near the monuments     n June 26th 1863 fell   Priv. Geo. M. Sandoe of Capt. Robert Bell's   Independent Cav. Co. of Adams Co. After-  wards Co. B. 21st P.V. Cav. He was the first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg
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Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in In Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. The regiment was under Ulysses S. Grant and fought in over

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Deborah Sampson, the first woman to take a bullet for the US of A by disguising herself as a male soldier and fighting for the new nation in the Revolutionary War. When she got shot she literally pulled the bullet out of her leg and stitched it up herself so that a doctor wouldn’t discover her secret.
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Sarah Emma Edmonds was one of approximately 400 women who succeeded in enlisting…

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Deborah Sampson, the first woman to take a bullet for the US of A by disguising herself as a male soldier and fighting for the new nation in the Revolutionary War. When she got shot she literally pulled the bullet out of her leg and stitched it up herself so that a doctor wouldn’t discover her secret.

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