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Meet Albert Cashier, the Trans Man Who Fought for the Union in the Civil War

Meet Albert Cashier, the Trans Man Who Fought for the Union in the Civil War

Update: 2019-07-117
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Born as 'Jennie Hodgers' with a female sex assignment on December 25th, 1843, Albert Cashier emigrated to the United States lived as a man from his early teens on through the rest of his life. Despite the massive prejudices of the time, he managed to find support in his local communities, his friends and his fellow soldiers from the 95th Illinois Infantry both during and after the war, when the US government temporarily tried to revoke his pension.

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Shain Niasu

I was a little bit on edge at the beginning, with the mention of "women pretending to be men" but it really turned around.

Jul 29th
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Meet Albert Cashier, the Trans Man Who Fought for the Union in the Civil War

Meet Albert Cashier, the Trans Man Who Fought for the Union in the Civil War

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