Seven Civil War stories your teacher never told you
Published on June 14th, 2009 | by Admin0
7. The armies weren’t all-male – Hundreds of women on both sides pulled a Mulan, assuming male identities and appearances so that they might fight for their respective nations.
Some of them did it for adventure, but many did it for monetary reasons: the pay for a male soldier was about $13 month, which was close to double what a woman could make in any profession at the time.