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who's the famous woman in American history that dressed up as a man and joined the army ?

i just need her name please.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There were a lot of women who did that.

    In the American Revolutionary war, one of the best-known women who dressed as a man and joined the army was Deborah Sampson, who was eventually awarded a military pension. Another woman who fought in the war was Margaret Corbin, who is buried at West Point.

    In the War of 1812, Lcuy Brewer served aboard the U.S.S. constitution under the name of George Baker. Her skill with firearms earned her a battle station ninety feet above the deck in the main fighting top, where she was assigned to hit enemy officers and key personnel. She was acknowledged by the US Marine Corps as the first woman marine.

    During the Mexican War in Texas, Eliza Allen of Eastport, Maine, disguised herself in men's clothing and joined the war against mexico.

    In 1836, Sarah Borginis fought with the defenders of Fort Brown, Texas, and later served with General Zachary Taylor and his army of four thousand in his campaigns against the eighteen-thousand man Mexican army of General Santa anna. Sarah attained the rank of brevet colonel and was given a full military burial at her death in 1866.

    An estimated 400 women disguised themselves as men to fight in the Civil War. One of the best known is Loretta Velasquez, who fought for the Confederate Army and wrote a detailed account of her experiences. She fought at Blackburn's Ford, Bull Run, and other battles, until she was wounded by mortar shrapnel in April 1862, and her sex was discovered. She never took the field again, but spent the rest of the war as an intelligence gatherer.

    Another well-known woman who fought int he Civil War was Sarah emma Edmonds, who joined the union army under the name of Frank Thompson. She fought at Bull Run, Blackburn's Ford, and in 1862 with General McClellan in the Peninsular Campaign. She also served as a spy for McClellan's army. She went absent without leave in 1863 when she caught malaria and feared her sex would be discovered. In 1884, she was awarded a military pension.

    A great black woman warrior of the civil war era, Harriet Tubman, fought in several raids in Confederate territory. On June 1, 1863, harriet, in command of three Union gunboats on a dangerous mission along the Tennessee river, destroyed a bridge and rescued over seven hundred slaves.

    A soldier with the 5th Rhode Island regiment was refered to by the regimental commander as "one of the quickest and most accurae marksmen in the regiment" , her name was Kate Brownell. She went to war with her husband, Orderly Sergeant R S Brownell, and fought at Bull run, Roanoke Island, and Newbern. During the Battle of Bull run, she rescued the banner of her husband's company from the mortally wounded standard-bearer and carried it across the field of battle, receiving a bullet wound fo rher valour.

    Source(s): 'Women Warriors: A History' by David E. Jones
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  • 1 decade ago

    History has a lot of women who dressed as men to join the army. It would help to know the period of time you're thinking of. Also which army. At one time in America, we had two armies (During the Civil War).

    Wikipedia has a whole page devoted to these women. The link is below.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Several women dressed up as men to join the army. Especially in the Revolutionary & Civil War.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Deborah Sampson, first woman to ever impersonate and serve in an American Army, that is the Continental Army of the American Revolution.

    Source(s): Wikipedia, watched Libery's Kids (PBS tv show) when I was a kid, memory
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  • 1 decade ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton

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  • 1 decade ago

    Calamity Jane rode with the Cavalery on many occasions as a joke but did not enlist

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hilary Clinton.

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  • severs
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    4 years ago

    you won't be able to overview a guy to a woman. each is diverse. yet a guy, and a woman, supplement one yet another. In different words, one guy and one woman (mutually) is one unit. they seem to be a complementary pair.

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  • Jenna
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    1 decade ago

    Mulan

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  • 1 decade ago

    Joan of Arc

    Source(s): The daring book for girls
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