Women Who Dressed In Drag To Fight In Antietam.

by Daniel Russ on March 8, 2019

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We have written about women fighting in the American Civil War. In fact I wrote this article on this blog about 8 years ago.

Here it is.

https://civilianmilitaryintelligencegroup.com/4564/women-as-soldiers-in-the-civil-war

Here are some more solid examples of the eight women who dressed in drag and fought at Antietam.

 

 

 

Union cavalryman Jack Williams (left) fought in 18 battles and was

wounded three times and taken prisoner once.

He was later revealed to be Frances Clalin a mother-of-three from Illinois

 

1860s: Women who fought as men in the Civil War There are over 400 documented cases or women fighting as men in the U.S. Civil War. These are photos of a few of them ©Exclusivepix

 

 

 

Sarah Edmonds served for two years in Company F of the second Michigan Infantry.

She later wrote of her experiences in her memoir Nurse and Spy

 

 

 

 

Dual identities: Irish immigrant Jennie Hodgers enlisted in the Union army

as Albert Cashier and then remained a man once the war ended

 

 

 

Sources:
They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War; DeAnne Blanton, Lauren M. Cook; 2002
Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War; Stephen B. Oates; 1995
A Savage Thunder: Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom, Jim Murphy; 2009

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