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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Jennie Hodgers, designated female at birth, enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 under the name Albert Cashier. At this time, women were not allowed in the military. Cashier fought for three years and continued to live as a man after the end of the war. Although his gender identity became known later in life, his former Army comrades, though surprised, made sure he was dressed in full uniform and inscribed his tombstone with his male identity.

  • Albert D. J. Cashier Lesson Plan, by The Legacy Project. This site includes one of the few online biographies of Albert Cashier that does not misgender him or refer to him as a woman. With free registration, teachers can access a lesson plan with a variety of activities that explore Cashier’s historical contributions as well as critical literacy activities about Cashier’s identity.