622: Rebecca Peterman

Union Soldier Who Fought With the 7th Wisconsin Infantry During the War Between the States

Born: c. 1846, Location Unknown

Death Date Unknown, as is Location

Also Known As: Georgianna Peterman

Rebecca enlisted in 1862 at the age of sixteen. She fought at the Battles of Antietam and South Mountain.

Escaping the battles unscathed, she served as a drummer boy, and she picketed and scouted—continuing to serve after her brother was killed in 1862.

Rebecca was eventually wounded above the temple at Gettysburg but would survive her injuries. After the war, she fades from history.

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They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M Cook