Loreta Janeta Velazquez: The Life and Times of a Cross-Dressing Civil War Soldier
Event Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This lecture will discuss Loreta Janeta Velazquez’s 1876 work The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez. She provides a dramatic recounting of her exploits as a cross-dressing soldier fighting for the Confederacy. Though not a very good fighter, Velazquez places herself in the center of the most hotly contested battles of the war.
Bower-Suhrheinrich Library, J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom, 2nd floor