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Dear Ms. Orlando,
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Revised United States Army regulations of 1861: with an appendix containing the changes and laws affecting Army regulations and Articles of War to June 25, 1863 states in Article XL, section 929 that “Any free white male person above the age of eighteen and under thirty-five years, being at least five feet three inches high, effective, able-bodied, sober, free from disease, of good character and habits, and with a competent knowledge of the English language, may be enlisted.” As females did not meet these qualifications, they were not permitted to enlist
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