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with this month commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the american civil war, i went combing through civil war annals to finds our queer brethren -- and did! When shots were fired from fort sumter, a fortification near charleston, s. , signaling the wars beginning, its gay confederate and union soldiers didnt have to worry. put simply, the words homosexual, bisexual, gay, and queer were not available to civil war soldiers to describe their eros. Union and confederate soldiers did not think of a sexual world inhabited by straight and gay men, because that way of ordering the world had not yet been constructed. the gay soldiers of the civil war its disappointing john kelly, a retired four-star general, needs a history lesson on the civil war. The book american masculinites and conduct unbecoming both attempt to prove a love affair between general patrick cleburne and one of his staff officers named irving buck. Every soldier in the civil war would share blankets with another man. It is a known fact that there were many gay soldiers in the war between the states,. If we go with our present-day queer census, it can be estimated that one confederate or union soldier in ten fell in our camp.