The attached magazine article concerns those rare women of the Nineteenth Century who defied the dictates of the patriarchy, scoffed at the feminine traditions of their mothers and donned male attire in order to bare the hardships as soldiers and sailors.
You'll find that the journalist devoted greater column space to the story of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, who fought with distinction for the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
Click here to read about the Russian combat battalion of women that fought the Germans in the First World War.
Click here to read about the eyewitness accounts of the German women who served in W.W. I.