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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:43 PM

In today's LA Times: Before transgender was a word, women served as men

The link takes you to the paper as a whole, and then this article will load. It's a fascinating look at a very timely topic.

http://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?pubid=50435180-e58e-48b5-8e0c-236bf740270e


By Bonnie Tsui
One of the toughest military enlistments in the Civil War was served by a woman who dressed as a man. Private Albert D.J. Cashier, born Jennie Hodgers in Clogher Head, Ireland, marched thousands of miles and fought in dozens of battles and skirmishes with the 95th Illinois Infantry.

Cashier joined the regiment at the beginning of the war for a three-year term, and continued fighting until after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. After mustering out, Cashier lived out the next half-century as a man, spending three years at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Quincy, Ill., until, nearing 70, he suffered the onset of dementia and was sent to a state mental hospital. There, hospital staff discovered Cashier’s secret and forced him to wear a dress.



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CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2017 OP
HockeyMom Jul 2017 #1
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pansypoo53219 Jul 2017 #3
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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 02:07 PM

1. 15th Century

Joan of Arc

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 02:08 PM

2. Of course! I had forgotten her.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:16 PM

3. i read about a long ago cross dresser. think he/she HE was a french diplomat/spy in 1700's.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 08:52 PM

4. Historical kick.

Thank you for a very important and relevant article!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 09:36 PM

5. That was very kind of you, my dear Behind the Aegis!

I greatly appreciate the kick and the rec!



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