Meet Albert Cashier, the Trans Man Who Fought for the Union in the Civil War

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Meet Albert Cashier, the Trans Man Who Fought for the Union in the Civil War

Thursday, 11 July

Born as 'Jennie Hodgers' with a female sex assignment on December 25th, 1843, Albert Cashier emigrated to the United States lived as a man from his early teens on through the rest of his life. Despite the massive prejudices of the time, he managed to find support in his local communities, his friends and his fellow soldiers from the 95th Illinois Infantry both during and after the war, when the US government temporarily tried to revoke his pension. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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