Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy - Chapter 13: February 17, 1863 Summary & Analysis

Seymour Reit
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Chapter 13: February 17, 1863 Summary and Analysis

While General John Morgan was carrying out raids on Union regiments, a gala was held at the Kentucky State House. A handsome young man, Mr. Charles Mayberry, who was not in uniform, caught the attention of the debutantes who were dressed in their finest. There were rumors about the mysterious man's background but they were all wrong. Mr. Mayberry was actually Emma in yet another disguise.

Kentucky, along with Missouri and Maryland, was considered a border state. The people of Kentucky were divided on the question of slavery but did not want to secede from the nation. Kentucky in general stayed neutral in an effort to solve their dilemma. But when Kentucky was invaded by a rebel army, a Union army was sent into the strategic city of Paducah. The state could no longer remain neutral and officially sided...

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