Women fought on both sides. Sarah Pritchard joined the Confederate Army with her husband who passed her off as his 20 year old brother by the name of Sammy Blalock. Sarah's husband Keith told her to stay close to him and they fought in three battles. She was wounded in the shoulder and her identity was discovered. Her commander called over the surgeon and said "Oh surgeon, have I a case for you". She was immediately discharged and forced to pay back her 50 dollar enlistment bonus. Her husband feigned illness and they returned home together. Eventually they switched sides and joined a Union guerrilla band.