Women’s History Month: Who was Albert Cashier?

How much do you know about the history of women in Rockford?

In celebration and recognition of Women’s History Month, the Rockford Register Star has partnered with Midway Village Museum to bring readers a local women’s history fact of the day.

Visit rrstar.com or the Rockford Register Star newspaper each day throughout the month of March to read about the women who played significant roles in Rockford history.

Albert D. J. Cashier, born Jennie Irene Hodgers in Ireland in 1843, was a decorated soldier who served in the Union Army in the 95th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. In order to find work in the Belvidere area, Cashier adopted a male identity well before enlistment at Rockford’s Camp Fuller in 1862.

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