WBEZ | Jennie Hodgers http://www.wbez.org/tags/jennie-hodgers Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Illinois town dedicates the home of a Civil War soldier with a surprising story http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-02/illinois-town-dedicates-home-civil-war-soldier-surprising-story-91451 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-02/Albert Cashier.png" alt="" /><p><p>Of the 900 men who mustered into the <a href="http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/095_reg.html" target="_blank">95<sup>th</sup> Illinois Infantry</a> in 1862, only 153 were still in the regiment by the end of the Civil War. Albert Cashier was one of them. And that’s historic - because Albert was a woman. He was born Jennie Hodgers on Christmas Day of 1843, in Clogher Head, Ireland. A few years ago Linda Paul brought us the story of Jennie Hodgers’ <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/jennies-secret-soldiers-story" target="_blank">extraordinary life</a>. Today, she pays a visit to residents in Hodgers' Illinois hometown as they dedicate her post-Civil War house.</p></p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-02/illinois-town-dedicates-home-civil-war-soldier-surprising-story-91451