Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy - Chapter 1: April 25, 1861 Summary & Analysis

Seymour Reit
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Chapter 1: April 25, 1861 Summary and Analysis

Union soldiers gathered at the Flint courthouse, anxious to go off to war. They were certain that the conflict would last less than three weeks. Emma Edmonds was in the line of young soldiers. She pulled her cap down low on her forehead, hoping that she wouldn't be discovered. She was used to men's clothing—that's what she had worn on her family farm in Canada for many years. Now at twenty-one, her slim and boyish figure and short cropped hair did not set her apart from the young men in line. The Union Army was so desperate for able-bodied men that they were foregoing physical exams. Still, Emma was nervous about being exposed.

Just ten days before, President Lincoln had asked for seventy-five thousand volunteers. The young men of America were answering his rallying cry—they...

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