Buford, Confederate States Army to support her son. Very interesting story which takes into account that while not all of it can be proven much is from the book she wrote , much of it can be corroborated from public record. Her voice sounded so modern—here was a Victorian-era woman who made no apologies about breaking every gender, social, and ethnic boundary. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Great documentary and highly recommended. American Civil War portal. Please try again later.
Retrieved 1 October Get to Know Us. Edit Storyline Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union Spy, is one of the Civil Wars most gripping forgotten narratives. Personally, I think she popped her cork, but hers is a very compelling story. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Beard after many years away from the public eye in a public psychiatric facility, St.
After her soldier husband’s accidental death, she enlisted in the Confederate States Army in I wanted to know more about this rebel. Back to Our Roots. On the th anniversary of the fall of the city of Atlanta to the Union Army’s Division of the Mississippi during the Civil War, we’re I will purchase the books as soon as I can.
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While I was very much impressed by the ability of Loreta Velazquez to pose as a man for several years, I found it very disquieting that she’d lose all three veazquez her children plus her husband and be wounded four times in battle.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. For over a century, she has been erased from history, but her testimony survived in a memoir, The Woman In Battle, one of the only two published memoirs by a Latina woman in 19th century North America. Photo by Geoffrey Luck.
Beard after many years away from the public eye in a public psychiatric facility, St. She also used the name Alice Williams. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title?
At that time, she married a Captain Thomas DeCaulp; he reportedly died soon after in a Chattanooga hospital. I had a talk with one of these fascinating curiosities English Choose a language for shopping. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest.
DVD Jul 23, “Please retry”. She later left for Tennessee. Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union Spy, is one of the Civil Wars most gripping forgotten narratives.
Undeterred, she reenlisted and fought at Shilohuntil unmasked once more. Photo by Gerard Gaskin, graphic work by Hayley Parker.
Archived from the original on 15 March How did you first find out about Loreta Janeta Velazquez? And what made her so dangerous that she has been virtually erased from history?
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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It was top notch, VERY informative!! I saw this documentary on PBS one night and thought it was amazing. Even Latina women participated as spies, and one as a soldier. ET check local listings. In other projects Wikisource.
There was something about her maverick nature and her constant reinvention that seemed quintessentially American to me. She fled to New Orleans, where she was arrested, suspected of being a female Union spy in disguise. When she returned to the South, she was assigned to the detective corps.