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    A Female Soldier Has A Baby While On Picket Duty Who Has been In The Army For A Year!
    Extraordinary letter written by Colonel Clark S. Edwards of the 5th Maine, to his wife, about a woman who was dressed like a soldier, had served in the army for one year, and gave birth on Picket Duty. Dated April 12, 1863 near White Oak Church, Va., in Part: "He had tried to get the 5th Maine moved out of their present assignment but is finding it difficult as his source in Washington once tried for Colonel Beal of the 10th Maine to have that regiment moved and it did not happen. His source for help in Washington was Senator William Fessenden of Maine. He notes, somewhat out of character, about a certain lady named Mrs. Lindsey "thinks she is too young for her man"...."I presume she does not get screwing enough, she is to be pitied"....There was a girl who was in a regiment nearby had a baby while on picket. She had been in the army for over a year and was in both the Peninsular and Maryland campaigns....Bully for her!" How did she hide her pregnancy one will never know! Exceptional content, with original transmittal cover.


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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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