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

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Harcourt, 1988 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 130 pages
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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 menís 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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User Review  - meblack19 - LibraryThing

I absolutely love this story. It's about Emma Edmonds, a Canadian who disguises herself as a man to fight for the Union army during the US Civil War. While in the army, working as a nurse, an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

We did this as a read aloud and enjoyed it. There was lots of action and it gave insight into what day to day conditions were like during the Civil War in a way that interested a 9 year old girl. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

SEYMOUR REIT is the author of more than eighty books for young readers. An experienced animated cartoonist, he is also the creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost. Mr. Reit lives in New York City.

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