Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War (2013)


A woman, a myth, and the politics of national history. Based on the memoirs of a Cuban woman soldier of the American Civil War.


At the outset of the American Civil War, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, an educated Cuban born teenager, fought as an officer in the battle of First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a secret agent for the Confederacy. By 1863, Velazquez was spying for the Union.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Maria Agui Carter.
  • Writer: Maria Agui Carter.
  • Producer: Peter Batty.
  • Release Date: 29 May 2013 (US).
  • Running Time: 72 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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