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Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and

VELAZQUEZ, Loreta Janeta

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VELAZQUEZ, Loreta Janeta. The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janets Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army. In Which Is Given Full Descriptions of the Numerous Battles in Which She Participated as a Confederate Officer; of Her Perilous Performances as a Spy, as a Bearer of Despatches, as a Secret-Service Agent, and as a Blockade-Runner; of Her Adventures Behind the Scenes at Washington, including the Bond Swindle; of Her Career as a Bounty and Substitute Broker in New York; of Her Travels in Europe and South America; Her Mining Adventures on the Pacific Slope; Her Residence among the Mormons; Her Love Affairs, Courtships, Marriages, &c., &c. Edited by C. J. Worthington. Hartford: T. Belknap, 1876. 1st ed. 606pp. Portrait frontis., illus., portraits, plates, maps, plan. Very good in orig. cloth. "The unbelievable story of a woman who masqueraded as a Confederate officer and received a wound at Shiloh" Nevins I, p. 172. A French tailor in New Orleans provided clothing that disguised her gender. Velazquez claimed that the clothing was more important than the voice, "So many men have weak and feminine voices that, provided the clothing is properly constructed.a woman with even a very high-pitched voice need have very little fear on that score." Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers, 400a. Bookseller Inventory # 65085

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Title: Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits...

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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