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"Personal" August 17, 1861, page 515 (4)

A young lady was found in a company at Lafayette, Indiana, on the 29th ult., "enlisted for the war;" but as the proclamation of the Governor called for able-bodied "men," she was invited to leave the ranks and return her regimentals to the Quarter-master.

"Army & Navy Items" February 20, 1864, page 126 (1)

A young lady from Pennsylvania enlisted at Oswego, in this State, a few days since. Her sex was discovered by a fellow-soldier, who gave information to the authorities, and she was arrested and place in confinement. She is "only sixteen years of age, pretty, intelligent, and modest."


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