Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

Seymour Reit


In 1861, whilst warfare erupted among the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. decided to not stay at the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s garments, and enlisted within the Union military. Posing in flip as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma grew to become a crafty grasp of hide, risking discovery and loss of life at each flip in the back of accomplice lines.

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