Women in Combat: Secret Civil War Soldiers

pPBS3-15684357regA little-known fact: during the Civil War, women fought alongside men, their true sex never revealed. This is the remarkable story of Lareta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant who, disguised as “Harry T. Buford,” served in first the Confederate Army, then as a spy for the Union Army. Actors and historians bring her story to life in this documentary, weaving drama and animation with historical and archival material to unravel the story of this secret soldier. Borrow this hour-long DVD, Rebel (I.D. 2377), for a month by clicking here.

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