Since Holly and I started working on this podcast, we’ve gotten more than 200 suggestions for episodes. It’s a little nuts, and considering that we only publish two episodes a week, it seems impossible to touch on even a fraction of those. But when someone asked whether we were going to do any more Civil War episodes for its 150th anniversary, I thought, “Surely there has to be something the podcast hasn’t covered already.”
Indeed there is. And for this one, it’s one of my favorite things: A lady dressing as a man to go off to war. Sarah Emma Edmonds, Canadian citizen, fought for the Union undetected for almost two years.
Episode link: Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy
Here’s my research on this one.
- Blanton, DeAnne. “Women Soldiers of the Civil War.” Prologue Magazine. Vol. 25, No. 1. Spring 1993. http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1993/spring/women-in-the-civil-war-1.html
- Central Rappahannock Regional Library. “A Female Soldier in the Civil War: Emma E. Edmonds.” http://www.librarypoint.org/emma_edmonds_female_soldier
- Civil War Trust. “Sarah Emma Edmonds.” http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/sarah-emma-edmonds.html
- Edmonds, S. Emma E. “Nurse and Spy in the Union Army: Comprising the Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps, and Battle-fields.” 1865.
- Encyclopædia Britannica. “Sarah Edmonds.”. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 15 Apr. 2013. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/179312/Sarah-Edmonds.
- History. “Mud March Begins.” http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mud-march-begins
- Library and Archives Canada. “Sarah Emma Edmonds.” http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cool/002027-2104-e.html
- Library of Congress. “Women in the Union Armies” http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/civilwar/northwar/women.html
- Michigan in Letters. “Sarah Edmonds Seeley.” http://www.michiganinletters.org/2009/07/sarah-emma-edmonds-seelye_17.html
- National Park Service. “Battle of First Manassas (First Bull Run).” http://www.nps.gov/mana/historyculture/first-manassas.htm
- National Park Service. “Battle of Fredericksburg.” http://www.nps.gov/frsp/fredhist.htm
- National Park Service. “Sarah Emma Edmonds” http://www.nps.gov/resources/person.htm?id=209
- National Park Service. “Yorktown in the Civil War.” http://www.nps.gov/york/historyculture/yorktown-in-the-civil-war.htm
- National Parks Service. “Army of the Potomac: Ninth Corps.” http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/org-cht-9-corps.htm
- Spartacus Educational. “Sarah Edmonds.” http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USACWthompsonF.htm
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