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It is estimated that over 350 women served on both sides as soldiers, disguising themselves as men. All of the following are reasons women served EXCEPT:
A fierce patriotism and desire to serve their cause and country.
Wanting to stay with husbands, brothers, or fathers.
A means of aiding the women's suffrage movement by showing women's equality to men in all areas.
Earning large amounts of money, especially in enlistment bonuses, that were otherwise unavailable to them.
A search for adventure and a desire to break out of the strict gender roles of the era.