I've read dozens of books about the Civil War and I can't recall that any of them mentioned a woman - posing as a man - who gave birth in camp, to the surprise of all the other soldiers. And they certainly didn't talk about how that happened several times, on both sides. The authors thoroughly researched all that remains of the lives of the women who served as soldiers in that war via letters, news accounts, military diaries, and post-war recollections. Hundreds of women posed as men for a variety of reasons, including lust for adventure, love of a man in uniform, and a sincere desire to serve the cause. A fascinating read. This book was purchased at a Civil War battlefield museum in Lousiana.