Lady Rebel: The Story of Private Jane Perkins CSA by Patty and George Beil (Paperback)
When General Joseph Hooker pompously said, "The Rebel Army is now the legitimate property of the Army of the Potomac," he was definitely not talking about Jane Perkins. She was no man's property, no army's property and the only one who owned Jane Perkins was Jane herself. Jane never won a medal. She was never honored as a soldier and yet she ranks right up there with the best of any female soldier of any war ever fought. Respected by her superior officers and loved by her comrades, Jane Perkins was the Darling of the Confederacy, soldier in General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and a woman ahead of her time. Only one soldier ever referred to her as a "lady." She would have loved that!