The Story of the Civil War; Or, The Exploits, Adventures and Travels of Mrs. Author: Velasquez, Madame [Loreta Janeta] Lt. Harry Buford [Velazquez]; Worthington, C. (Edited by); Title: The Story of the Civil War; Or, The Exploits, Adventures and Travels of Mrs. (First Edition) Publication: New York: Worthington Co.
Original cloth, lettered in gilt. Hinges cracked else tight binding; clean pages; contemporary owner's name on blank page; some wear to corners and some scratches mostly to rear cover. An adventurous woman who donned. Confederate uniform and served throughout.Battlefield and sometimes as a spy in. Loreta Janeta (June 26, 1842 1923), was a woman who claimed to have masqueraded as a male Confederate soldier during the American Civil War, though her story has been brought into question by recent scholarship. This book claims that after her soldier husband's accidental death, she enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1861.
She then fought at Bull Run, Ball's Bluff, and Fort Donelson, but was discharged when her gender was discovered while in New Orleans. Undeterred, she reenlisted and fought at Shiloh, until unmasked once more. She then became a Confederate spy, working in both male and female guises, and as a double agent also reporting to the U. Very scarce, none on market.
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