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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

When the Civil War was declared, Frank Thompson went to sign up. Except Frank wasn’t his real name. He wasn’t even a man. He was really Sarah Emma Edmonds. To get away from an arranged marriage when she was sixteen Sarah cut her brown wavy hair and put on pants. She crossed the border to …

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Lincoln’s Flying Spies: Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps

For two years duriing the Civil War, a corps of balloonists led by Thaddeus Lowe spied on the Confederate Army. Lincoln’s Flying Spies tells the exciting story of Lowe’s efforts to organize the balloon corps and provide valuable intelligence to the Union Army. Using Civil War photographs and primary sources, Jarrow reveals the dangers, personality …

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