Sunday, March 3, 2013

“unmistakable evidence of being a woman”

To pass as a man, Union soldier Frances Louisa Clayton, who enlisted with her husband in 1861, took up gambling, cigar-smoking, and swearing.
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library

Review of They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil Warbrainpickings via: brainpickings