Nurse, Soldier, Spy

The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero



ISBN: 9781419720659 Categories: ,

Marissa Moss


This is the incredible true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who dressed as a man and fought in the Civil War. When she was 19, Sarah cut her hair, donned her brother’s clothes, and fled from Canada, where her father wanted her to marry an elderly gentleman. In the U.S., she went by the name Frank Thompson and joined the Army to fight the Confederates. She was a nurse working on the battlefield when, because of her heroism, she was asked to serve as a spy. At her death, Edmonds was buried in a military cemetery, in a plot reserved for Civil War veterans – the only woman to have this honor.

Additional information

Weight 258 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 28 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 14 April 2016
Number of pages 48
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by John Hendrix
Dimensions 22.9 x 28 cm
Weight 258 g


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Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series and A Soldier’s Secret. She lives in Berkeley, California.

John Hendrix received four starred reviews for John Brown. His other books include Shooting at the Stars and Drawing Is Magic. Hendrix lives in St. Louis, Missouri.