Author:[Civil War; Women's History]; Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmondson)

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NURSE AND SPY IN THE UNION ARMY THE ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES OF A WOMAN IN HOSPITALS, CAMPS, AND BATTLE-FIELDS

By: [Civil War; Women's History]; Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmondson)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hartford, W. S. Williams and Company: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1061

Condition: Very Good


8vo (5½” x 8½”). pp. 384. Original publisher's brown cloth stamped with border decorations in blind on both boards; Titles stamped in gilt on spine. Includes engraved frontis. of the author by George E. Perine and 8 additional engraved illustrations. A historical narrative of Sarah Edmondson's time serving as a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War.At this time, women were not permitted to enlist, so Edmondson cross-dresses as a man and assumed the identity of "Private Franklin Thompson" who served as a male nurse interspersed with stints as a Union spy. While serving ... View more info