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02 October 2015

Loreta Janeta Velazquez

Loreta Janeta Velazquez…During the Civil War, 11 Southern states seceded, or broke away, to form a

new nation called the Confederate States of America. In 1861, Loreta Janeta Velazquez’s husband

joined the Confederate army. Velazquez did not want to be left out. Despite her husband’s refusal to

allow her to join the army, she disguised herself as a man to fight in the war. She used the name Harry T.

Buford. She fought in the Battle at Bull Run and the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. She also volunteered her

services as a spy. In 1876 she published a memoir about the experience. JAMMIN’ one oh one five

recognizes Loreta Janeta Velazquez