Sarah Emma Edmonds Was A Great Pretender: The True Story Of A Civil War Spy (carolrhoda Picture Books)

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This Is A Picture Book Biography Of Sarah Emma Edmonds, A Canadian-born Woman Who Served As A Spy In The Union Army During The Civil War. Edmonds's Story Has Natural Appeal. After Coming To America, Teenage Edmonds Posed As A Man, Eventually Lying Her Way Into A Post As A Male Battlefield Nurse In The Union Army At Age 17. Several Times She Posed As Woman Or As A Slave (or Both) And Snuck Behind Confederate Lines. Since No One In Her Company Knew She Was Actually A Woman, Many Of Her Disguises Required Her To Pretend To Be A Man Pretending To Be A Woman. Eventually, She Published Her Memoirs, Was Granted A Federal Pension, And Became The Only Woman Granted Membership In The Civil War Veterans Group, The Grand Army Of The Republic.

Author : Carrie Jones

Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®

Published Year : 2011

Format : Library Binding, 32 pages

Subject : Women Spies, Spies, Nurses, Women Soldiers, Impostors And Imposture, Soldiers, Impersonation, History, Secret Service, Participation, Female, Women

Language : En

ISBN : 0761353992

ISBN13 : 9780761353997