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Sarah Emma Edmonds   Sarah Emma Edmonds:
Soldier, Nurse, and Spy in the Union Army

Hear the story of this courageous and remarkable woman who left her home in Canada to find refuge in America. When President Lincoln issued the first call for volunteer soldiers after the Civil War began she heeded the call to serve her new country disguised as a male nurse, “Frank Thompson.” Follow her journey and adventures in hospitals, camps, battlefields and across enemy lines as a spy.


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