Did you know that there were some (granted, not a lot) women who pretended to be men during the Civil War? From the women who were "discovered" from both sides, nine died and fourteen others were either wounded or captured. Impossible to estimate how many of the soldiers who were buried as they died may have been women as well. When it comes to my beloved Gettysburg, I really shouldn't talk about "the boys in blue and gray" that participated in the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge. It's not really fair to the woman Confederate soldier who was also killed there at the wall. Another girl wounded at Gettysburg while pretending to be a male lost her leg. The women that did this most likely did it for the pay. Not all, though... some joined to be able to be with their husband or sweetheart. And I suppose some just wanted the same "excitement" that many of the male soldiers thought enlisting would offer. How very wrong they all were.