X-out means to cross out or mark with an x to x out an error. It seems like these women were x-’d out of history. They were not an error. I never knew so many women served and died defending our country. To not tell our sons and daughters of the heritage that they come from is sad. Whether these people served on the Union or Confederate army, they were fighting for what they believed. It saddens me that the women that served aren’t as well-known as the men. We all learned of Betsy Ross, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. These women are being given the recognition that they deserve. The women soldiers gave up their places in society, their careers, and in some cases family. Some women’s families disowned them after they joined up. I’m very happy to see so much information on the internet. However, if kids don’t know there were so many women soldiers, they won’t look. That will be sad.