2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2020 6:34 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Why did females pose as men to become soldiers in the Civil War?


      Nowhere in the U.S. Army Regulations of 1861 is it stated that women cannot join to fight alongside their male brethren. If they disguised themselves as men, took on fake names, and presented falsified documentation, those actions would be unlawful as they would constitute fraud. So, if a woman were to walk into a recruiting station in 1862 and request to join the army, what in the law could prohibit it?