January 31st, 2011

we live in brooklyn

18 year old Civil War combatress

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Wednesday, August 06, 1862

Reads: "A young woman named Sarah Taylor, eighteen years of age, does duty in the First Tennessee Regiment. She is an adeptist at the sword exercise, and sure with the pencil. She wears a blue chapeau, and carries the regulation sword and a pair of silver mounted pistols. The men call her Captain Taylor."