Behind Rebel Lines

 
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Behind Rebel Lines
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April 01, 1988
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0152164278
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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.

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A Civil War adventure
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At the outbreak of the Civil War, hundred of young men enlisted in the army hoping to fight and win for their cause. Among them was Pvt. Thompson, of the Michigan unit who enlisted in the Union army in 1861. The catch? Pvt. Thompson is really Emma Thompson, one of the most famous women to join the army! Originally enlisted as a field nurse, Emma is quickly sent on spy missions for the Union. Using a number of different disguises she expertly risked her life to get information vital to the success of McClellans army.

A biography that reads more like a novel, this book details Emmas most brave and daring deeds. Read about what happened on her spy missions, and what life was really like for Civil War soldiers. A magnificently crafted book that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
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