We know from certain military records, antique books, and lately some newer books, that women served as nurses, as Union and Confederate soldiers, and some were even spies. One woman served without pay as a physician, acted as a spy, and was a POW.
Civil War List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883. Read how historical U.S. military records can help you find your ancestors at the GenealogyBank blog: http://blog.genealogybank.com/1883-us-government-military-pension.html
American Indian genealogy guide to beginning Native American research, available records, BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) agencies, reservations, census, church, military records, schools, annuity, allotment, treaties, and removal records.
Military records can be excellent sources for breaking down genealogy brick walls. Here's how to find and use military records to solve genealogy mysteries... Read More: http://www.ancestralfindings.com/using-military-records-to-construct-family-trees/