Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mary G. Scaberry

Civil War Ohio Infantry
Mary G. Scaberry, alias Pvt. Charles Freeman, enlisted as a private in the 52nd Ohio Infantry in the summer of 1862. She was 17 years of age. On November 7 she was admitted to the General Hospital in Lebanon, Kentucky suffering from a serious fever. On the 10th, she was transferred to a Louisville hospital where personnel discovered "sexual incompatibility." In other words, the feverish soldier was a female and was discharged from Union service.

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