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After the outbreak of war, the number of brothels skyrocketed."In 1864 there were 450 brothels in Washington, and over 75 brothels in nearby Alexandria, Virginia.However, no army soldiers were disciplined for such activity, although three pairs of Union Navy sailors were punished, all in 1865.There was only one case of male prostitution reported during the war.These small towns were overrun by the sex trade when army troops set up nearby camps.One soldier wrote home to his wife, "It is said that one house in every ten is a bawdy house—it is a perfect Sodom." The most notorious area for prostitution was in Tennessee.
After the war, many Southern men felt their manhood diminished in a manner some historians dubbed a "crisis of gender"; a crisis exacerbated after Confederate president Jefferson Davis was apprehended by Union soldiers wearing his wife's shawl for warmth.A captured Confederate officer whose true gender was previously unknown by the guards gave birth in a Union prison camp. The Confederate records were destroyed, but a perusal of only five percent of Federal records reveal that over thirty court martial trials were held due to instances of rape; hanging or firing squad being the usual punishment if convicted.Sometimes, offering money for sex to a white woman of good standing was considered almost tantamount to rape; in the case of an Illinois private at Camp Dennison, for example, the perpetrator spent a month at the guardhouse for offering a mother a dollar and her daughter three dollars for sex.In an infamous campaign to rid the city of the "public women", Lt. George Spalding loaded the women on to the steamboat Idahoe.The women were sent to Louisville, where they were not allowed off the ship and sent further along to Cincinnati. Spaulding created a system of registration similar to European ones.
The false rumor quickly spread in the North that Davis was caught during his escape while dressed as a woman.