Rebel: Loretta Velasquez Secret Soldier of the
A runaway teenager and Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, Louise Velazquez dressed as a man to enlist in the Confederate army as Harry T. Buford. She fought at Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh and served as a Confederate spy. Switching sides in 1863, she worked for the Union for the remainder of the war, her secret identity was never revealed until she published her autobiography in 1876! Learn all about her and about the roughly 1,000 other women known to have hidden their gender and taken up arms in the war between the states. 2013/color/60 min/TV-PG/widescreen.