Episode 10: Loreta Velasquez

Meet one of the most controversial women of the 19th century – Loreta Velazquez . She challenged gender, social and ethnic boundaries during the Civil War. But who was she? Did she really exist or is her story one of the greatest hoaxes of her time?

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More about this episode

Women Soldiers of the Civil War by DeeAnne Blanton

Defense Department article about Loreta Velazquez

Read Loreta Velazquez’s Memoir “Woman in Battle”, free of charge

Maria Agui Carter interview with Diane Mack

Rebel Documentary Website

Music Credits

Theme Song: “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn

Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use

Additional Music: Southern Man “Southern Man”, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

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