Now, let’s take a look at some of the women who disguised themselves during the Civil War.
Loreta Velaques dressed as a man, calling herself Harry Buford. Her objective was to accompany her husband to war.
Her rank was lieutenant and she actually was said to have briefly served as a company commander for the Confederates under Brigadier General Bernard Bee during the battle of Manassas. Her secret was discovered a year later, but in her memoirs, she alluded to becoming a secret agent after leaving the army.
From the book, More Civil War Curiosities by Webb Garrison.