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They Were No Ladies: Part II

Part I of this series told of¬† a Union officer’s assuming a feminine disguise in May 1861 to gather information¬†instrumental in keeping St. Louis in Federal hands.¬† A few weeks later, a Confederate employed a similar ruse to aid the rebel cause. Richard Thomas, Jr. grew up possessing a prosaic name mismatched with a personality […]