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Sarah Rosetta Wakeman
Birth: Jan. 16, 1843
Chenango County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1864
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Civil War Union Soldier. The oldest child in a poor, large farming family in upstate New York, she left home at nineteen years of age and found she could make more money by dressing as a man and working as a coal handler on a canal boat. Upon learning she could make thirteen dollars a month as a soldier, she disguised herself as a man and enlisted as “Lyons Wakeman” in the 153rd New York Volunteer Infantry. She served until she died of dysentery after fighting in the Battle of Pleasant Hill in Louisiana. Details of her experiences are found in her letters compiled in a book entitled "An Uncommon Soldier" edited by Lauren Cook Burgess. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
Family links: 
  Harvey A Wakeman (1821 - 1865)
  Emily Hale Wakeman (1823 - 1884)
Chalmette National Cemetery
St. Bernard Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: #4066 Section 52
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Jun 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11079398
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- A Grateful American
 Added: Mar. 29, 2016
Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
- Solitarieone
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016
What a brave woman you were!
- katlupe
 Added: Oct. 16, 2015
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