Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy - Chapter 4: March 23, 1862 Summary & Analysis

Seymour Reit
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Chapter 4: March 23, 1862 Summary and Analysis

Mrs. Butler tried to discourage Emma from going into the battlefield. It was dangerous enough being a nurse. Major Butler, who did not know that Emma was a woman, helped "Franklin" study for the covert operation. He submitted her name for consideration to the commander. Emma underwent a barrage of questioning from a review panel who tested her patriotism, beliefs and knowledge of armaments. After a thorough review, the panel approved Franklin, who was required to take a special oath for secret agents. He was told he had wide-ranging latitude and that he could use whatever means necessary to gain the crucial intelligence.

Emma considered disguising herself as a Confederate soldier while in enemy territory but determined that was too risky. Other soldiers would be asking too many questions about what southern town he was from and what affiliations...

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