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

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Harcourt, 2001 - 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  - Megan G - Goodreads

Great historical stuff...what is a really interesting life from the civil war turned into mindless drivel. Emma Edmonds deserves much better. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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