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Grades: 5-9


Loreta Janeta Velazquez: Cuban Confederate Soldier

A. Garcia

Lieutenant Harry T. Buford was a respected Confederate soldier who fought in four major battles during the Civil War and later became a double agent spying for the Southern cause. However, Lieutenant Buford was actually Loreta Janeta Velazquez! Velazquez was a Cuban woman living in New Orleans, who disguised herself as a man in order to experience freedoms otherwise unattainable to her. This captivating book explores her unconventional life as a soldier, a spy, and a Latina in the American South who lived life on her own terms. Gr. 5-9

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  • Full-color Photographs
  • Further Reading
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Timelines
  • Web sites
  • 48 pages
  • 7-1/4" x 9-1/4"
  • ©20


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