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Top 10 Most Badass Female Warriors in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 14, 2013

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Jennie Irene Hodges aka Albert Cashier, 1843-1915

Caught up in the fervor of the Civil War, Jennie Irene Hodges dressed as a man and assumed the name Albert Cashier to serve in the Union Army. She was regarded by her fellow soldiers as quiet and small for a man, but they never suspected her gender. Cashier ended up under the command of Ulysses S. Grant himself, and partook in 40 notoriously bloody battles before she was captured. Small though she was, she overpowered her Confederate captors, and continued to fight until 1865. She didn't discard her male identity after the war, opting instead to vote and receive a proper pension and who can blame her? Equal rights are fun! Both her names are etched on her tombstone.

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