The woman in battle : a narrative of the exploits, adventures, and travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, otherwise known as Lieutenant Harry T. Bufford, Confederate States Army / by Loreta Velazquez and C.J. Worthington
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Cover; Title; Copyright; About This Edition; Summary; AUTHOR'S PREFATORY NOTICE.; EDITOR'S PREFATORY NOTICE.; CONTENTS; CHAPTER I. CHILDHOOD.; CHAPTER II. MARRIAGE.; CHAPTER III. ASSUMING MALE ATTIRE.; CHAPTER IV. DISGUISED AS A CONFEDERATE OFFICER.; CHAPTER V. RECRUITING.; CHAPTER VI. A WIDOW.; CHAPTER VII. THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN.; CHAPTER VIII. AFTER THE BATTLE.; CHAPTER IX. THE BATTLE OF BALL'S BLUFF.; CHAPTER X. FIRST EXPERIENCES AS A SPY.; CHAPTER XI. IN WASHINGTON.; CHAPTER XII. ACTING AS MILITARY CONDUCTOR.; CHAPTER XIII. A MERRY-MAKING.; CHAPTER XIV. THE FALL OF FORT DONELSON.
CHAPTER XV. DETECTION AND ARREST IN NEW ORLEANS. CHAPTER XVI. AN UNFORTUNATE LOVE AFFAIR.; CHAPTER XVII. THE BATTLE OF SHILOH.; CHAPTER XVIII. WOUNDED.; CHAPTER XIX. THE CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS, AND BUTLER'S ADMINISTRATION.; CHAPTER XX. A VISIT TO HAVANA.; CHAPTER XXI. A DIFFICULTY WITH BUTLER.-ESCAPE FROM NEW ORLEANS.; CHAPTER XXII. CARRYING DESPATCHES.; CHAPTER XXIII. UNDER ARREST AGAIN.; CHAPTER XXIV. RUNNING THROUGH THE FEDERAL LINES.; CHAPTER XXV. THE MILITARY SECRET SERVICE.-RETURN FROM A SPYING EXPEDITION.; CHAPTER XXVI. IN THE HOSPITAL.; CHAPTER XXVII. A STRANGE STORY OF TRUE LOVE.
CHAPTER XXVIII. AGAIN A WIFE AND AGAIN A WIDOW. CHAPTER XXIX. IN THE CONFEDERATE SECRET SERVICE.; CHAPTER XXX. ON DUTY AS A SPY.; CHAPTER XXXI. SENDING INFORMATION TO THE CONFEDERATES FROM MEMPHIS.; CHAPTER XXXII. FORREST'S GREAT RAID.-GOING NORTH ON A MISSION OF MERCY.; CHAPTER XXXIII. SECRET SERVICE DUTY AT THE NORTH.; CHAPTER XXXIV. PLAYING A DOUBLE GAME.; CHAPTER XXXV. VISIT TO RICHMOND AND CANADA.; CHAPTER XXXVI. ARRANGEMENTS FOR A WESTERN TRIP.; CHAPTER XXXVII. JOHNSON'S ISLAND.-PREPARATIONS FOR AN ATTACK ON THE FEDERAL REAR.
CHAPTER XXXVIII. IN THE INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL.-FAILURE OF THE PROJECTED RAID. CHAPTER XXXIX. BLOCKADE-RUNNING.; CHAPTER XL. AN ATTACK ON THE FEDERAL TREASURY.; CHAPTER XLI. COUNTERFEITING AND BOGUS BOND SPECULATIONS.; CHAPTER XLII. BOUNTY-JUMPING.; CHAPTER XLIII. THE SURRENDER OF LEE.; CHAPTER XLIV. THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN, AND END OF THE WAR.; CHAPTER XLV. A TOUR THROUGH EUROPE.; CHAPTER XLVI. SOUTH AMERICAN EXPEDITION.; CHAPTER XLVII. VENEZUELA.; CHAPTER XLVIII. DEMERARA, TRINIDAD, BARBADOES, AND ST. LUCIA; CHAPTER XLIX. ST. THOMAS AND CUBA.; CHAPTER L. ACROSS THE CONTINENT.
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CHAPTER LI. MINING IN UTAH AND NEVADA.-THE MORMONS AND THEIR COUNTRY. CHAPTER LII. COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, AND TEXAS.-CONCLUSION.
Summary
Loreta Janeta Velazquez was the daughter of a Spanish official living in Cuba. As a young girl she was sent to school in New Orleans, where she ran away and married a U.S. Army officer. After the outbreak of the war, she persuaded her husband to renounce his commission and to join the Confederate forces. After he was killed in battle, Velazquez disguised herself as a man so that she could serve, eventually doing so as an officer, a spy, and a blockade runner. The Woman in Battle tells the amazing story of Velazquez's experiences in a male-dominated world, offering a unique perspective on life as a soldier and detailing her many adventures, including fighting in the First Battle of Bull Run and Shiloh, where she was allegedly wounded. Upon the book's publication in 1876, its veracity was questioned, and it continues to be debated by contemporary historians to this day.
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Print version: Velazquez, Janeta. Woman in Battle : A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known As Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, ©2017 9781469633190
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1469633205 (electronic book)
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