Civil War Soldier Photo

The Case:

A Louisiana resident owns a Civil War photograph featuring a finely boned, slight-figured soldier.

The soldier is simply identified as a member of the Second Louisiana Infantry...but could it be a woman in disguise?

History Detectives heads to Dallas, Texas and Arlington, Virginia to learn more about the remarkable contributions of women during the Civil War and to find out if this could indeed be the only photo of a Confederate woman soldier known to exist.

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Season 3, Episode 7

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Shreveport, Louisiana

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