Friday, July 03, 2009


Albert Cashier fought in the Civil War, and lived in a small Illinois town for forty years afterwards. He chewed tobacco, voted in elections, and received a pension for his Civil War service just like any other veteran. It was only discovered that Albert was actually a woman when “he” was hit by a car and hospitalized in 1910:


There’s an effort underway to restore the small house that Albert lived in for forty years:


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