Women Who Fought as Men

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 08:53
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I love unearthing feminist history. Turns out many women dressed as men and fought in the Civil War.

Here is Frances Clalin - a mother of three from Illinois - who fought as Union cavalryman Jack Williams in 18 battles. She was wounded three times and taken prisoner once. I wonder if anyone figured out that she was a woman...a medic or one of her captors.

Her picture reminds me of one of my favorite lines, "never send a man to do a woman's job".

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