Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy Setting & Symbolism

Seymour Reit
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St. John, Canada

Emma Edmonds was born in St. John, Canada. At sixteen years of age, she ran away from home and relocated to the United States, where she lived the rest of her life.

Flint, Michigan

Emma was living in Flint, Michigan, when President Lincoln put out the rallying call for the young men of America to join the Union Army in its Civil War effort. Emma posed as a man and enlisted at a recruiting office in Flint, Michigan.

Enfield Carbine

After successfully completing her first covert mission as the black slave, "Cuff", the Union commander presented Emma with an Enfield carbine that was confiscated from the Confederate army in appreciation of her work.

Rebel

When Emma, disguised as the matronly Irish peddler, Bridget O'Shea, returned to the Union camp from an undercover mission behind enemy lines, she was given the chestnut horse she rode back...

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