Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War by Maria Popova “Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did
CDV of two Civil War era ladies (note how the style of the seated woman's outfit is influenced by military uniforms) taken by Saylor's New Photograph Gallery of Reading, Pennsylvania - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!
Sarah Malinda Pritchard, perhaps the most famous female Civil War soldier, served alongside her husband in the Confederate army as Pvt. Samuel Blalock (Co. F, North Carolina), but later assisted the Union military
During the Civil War many brave women dressed as men in order to enlist and fight on the front lines. Frances Clalin disguised herself as a man called Jack Williams and fought with distinction for the Union army