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Seven Civil War stories your teacher never told you

Mental_Floss has compiled a list of seven interesting facts you may or may not have known about the Civil War.

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.

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