This unit is appropriate for middle-aged students and focuses on gender and the Civil War. Students will be introduced to the story of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, who was born in New York State and later decided to join the Union Army as Lyons Wakeman. This unit contains an illustrated story, assessment, map work, primary sources and activities. It is scaffolded for ELL students. As students engage in this inquiry unit, they explore questions about gender and LGBT - LGBTQ history. The unit contains methods of inquiry, options for assessment and discussion questions.