Publisher description for Behind rebel lines : the incredible story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War spy / Seymour Reit.


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Counter In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Edmonds, S, Emma E, (Sarah Emma Evelyn), 1841-1898 Juvenile literature, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Secret service Juvenile literature, Spies United States Biography Juvenile literature, Edmonds, S, Emma E, (Sarah Emma Evelyn), 1841-1898, Spies, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Secret service