Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy - Chapter 9: May 20, 1862 Summary & Analysis

Seymour Reit
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Chapter 9: May 20, 1862 Summary and Analysis

Emma, now disguised as an older woman, rowed silently across the Chickahominy River. Emma had shed her own identity along with that of Franklin and Cuff to become an Irish peddler known as Bridget O'Shea. Mrs. Butler helped Emma with her disguise, which made her appear as a heavy-set middle-aged female peddler. Mrs. Butler gave her a basket full of spools of thread, needles, matches and packets of tea. At the time there was an influx of Irish immigrants who were poor and sold their own items to earn money. Mrs. Butler allowed Emma to use her clothes. Placing a pillow around her middle made her fill out the dress and appear much heavier. Mrs. Butler dusted Emma's dark hair with flour to make it look gray and found an extra pair of eyeglasses she could perch on her...

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