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LGBT People Of History Part Seventy Albert Cashier

Updated on April 16, 2012
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Albert Cashier

Albert Cashier (1843 – 1915) was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in County Lough, Ireland, the daughter of Sallie and Patrick Hodgers. Later he moved to the US and lived as a man.


In 1862 he enlisted into the Illinois Infantry and used the name Albert Cashier. He was involved in many battles and sieges in the American Civil War and was even captured once. He was seemingly quite introverted and was very small. He was involved in the war for 3 years. A colleague of Cashier’s writes that he was discovered to be a woman and sent home.


After the war, Albert worked for Joshua Chesebro as a farmhand from 1869. Joshua built a small house for him. There he stayed for 40 years working later in and around the local church. He voted in elections as a man and claimed a veteran’s pension when the time came. It seems that a number of people found out that he was assigned female at birth but said nothing.


In 1910 he broke his leg and he was again ‘discovered’ and again nothing was said. In later life when his mental health deteriorated he was moved to a hospital where he was ‘discovered’ and this time he was forced to wear a dress.


He died in 1915 and was buried in his military uniform.

Ian & Callum

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      We have a very famous person coming up soon over at my place, Michele!

      Love your comments!!

      Ian.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Absolutely agree with you Michele x

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      History is better. What is funny, is on the front page of " Hot Hubs "

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      We dont mind at all Michele, I agree with you history hubs are more interesting. Ian and Me both love history and are drawn to LGBT History so we decided to work together on these and they have really worked. x

      I too am like you there - We are not crazy just interested in other things lol (its a good thing!)

      Look forward to your comments. x

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Well, I will keep reading. If you don't mind. Your research is interesting. Some people hub about flowers, or how to make a crock pot dinner. Maybe I am crazy, but hubs like this, are much more interesting to people like me.

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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks Michele x We are gonna make it our mission to hit 100 x

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      And you, Michele, are a gem for visiting us!

      Ian.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You both have worked very hard. Very good hubs!!!

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      This is interesting and concise!

      Ian.