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For your consideration is this rare copy of "Nurse and Spy in the Union Army", by Emma E. Edmonds. Sarah Emma Edmonds (December 1841 - September 5, 1898), was a Canadian-born woman who is known for serving as a man with the Union Army during the American Civil War. A purported master of disguise, Edmonds exploits were described in the bestselling Nurse, Soldier, and Spy. In 1992, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. During the Civil War, on May 25, 1861, she enlisted in Company F of the 2nd Michigan Infantry, also known as the Flint Union Greys. On her second try, she disguised herself as a man named "Franklin Flint Thompson," the middle name possibly after the city she volunteered in, Flint, Michigan. She felt that it was her duty to serve her country and was truly patriotic towards her new country. Extensive physical examinations were not required for enlistment at the time, and she was not discovered. She at first served as a male field nurse, participating in several campaigns under General McClellan, including the First and Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, the Peninsula Campaign, Vicksburg, Fredericksburg, and others. This book was published by W.S. Williams and Co. and is believed to be a second printing (1866). The volume is in good condition for its age, having a solid spine and boards. There is some foxing on several of the first and last pages. The book measures 6" x 8.5".

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Nurse And Spy In The Union Army 1866 Emma Edmonds

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