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Jennie's Secret: The Woman Who Posed As A Man To Fight In The Civil War

Courtesy of Ruth Morehart Estate/Dwight Historical Museum.

This is the story of Jennie Hodgers a woman who posed as a man named Albert Cashier during the Civil War and went on to live most of her life as a man in the tiny town of Saunemin, Illinois. Through the years the town has been ambivalent about their most famous citizen & has struggled to figure out what to do with her old house.

This story was produced by Linda Paul, with help from Jay Allison and the public radio website, with support from the Open Studio Project funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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