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Nurse and Spy in the Union Army

By author: Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds
Number of pages: 412
Dimension: 6 x 9 Inches (US)
Original publication year: 1865
ISBN: 978-1-4290-1653-7
Series: Civil War

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? Civil War ? Women's Studies ? Nurses ? Spies ? Gender Studies
Canadian-born Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds (nee Edmondson) recounts her sensational life on the front lines of the American Civil War. As a young woman she ran away from home. To avoid being discovered, she assumed the identity of a man, taking the name Franklin "Frank" Thompson. Frank worked for awhile as a Bible salesman, but in 1865 joined the Union Army as a nurse. Frank, already a master of disguise, eventually volunteered to be a spy and penetrated the enemy lines multiple times in various forms: as a slave and, curiously, as a woman. Frank eventually deserted the army, and Sarah Emma Edmonds returned, enlisting in the army as a nurse.
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