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The mysterious Private Thompson : the double life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War soldier, Laura Leedy Gansler

Label
The mysterious Private Thompson : the double life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War soldier
Title
The mysterious Private Thompson
Title remainder
the double life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War soldier
Statement of responsibility
Laura Leedy Gansler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Resurrecting a lost hero of the Civil War, The Mysterious Private Thompson tells the remarkable story of Sarah Emma Edmonds (1841-98), who disguised herself as a man and defended her country at a time of war. Drawing on Edmonds's journals and those of the men she served with, Laura Leedy Gansler recreates Edmonds's experience in some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, including both the First and the Second Battle of Bull Run, the Peninsula Campaign, and the Battle of Fredericksburg, during which she served with distinction in combat as a "male" nurse and braved enemy fire as a mail carrier. Gansler also investigates Edmonds's claim to have been a spy, going behind enemy lines disguised as a slave (by staining her skin with silver nitrate), as a Confederate soldier, and even, ironically, as a peddler woman. After two years of valiant service, the young soldier, who twice rejected medical attention for injuries sustained in the line of duty for fear of being discovered, was struck down with malaria. Rather than risk detection by a military doctor, "Franklin Thompson" disappeared and was marked down as a deserter. Twenty years later, having resumed her female identity, Edmonds emerged from obscurity to fight for her pension and reunite with her surprised former comrades, who had not known their brother-in-arms was a woman. This intimate portrait is, above all, a personal drama about the lengths one daring woman was willing to go to chart her own destiny. -- Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7082
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E628
LC item number
.G36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 C-087
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
E243g 2007
Label
The mysterious Private Thompson : the double life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War soldier, Laura Leedy Gansler
Link
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Publication
Manufacture
Note
Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New Brunswick, Canada, December 1841 -- December 1860 -- June 1861 -- July 1861 -- March 1862 -- May 1862 -- June 1862 -- November 1862 -- December 1862 -- Flint, Michigan, March 1882 -- March 1882
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780803259881
Lccn
2007000237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
ocm77830046
Label
The mysterious Private Thompson : the double life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War soldier, Laura Leedy Gansler
Link
Publication
Manufacture
Note
Originally published: New York : Free Press, ©2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New Brunswick, Canada, December 1841 -- December 1860 -- June 1861 -- July 1861 -- March 1862 -- May 1862 -- June 1862 -- November 1862 -- December 1862 -- Flint, Michigan, March 1882 -- March 1882
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9780803259881
Lccn
2007000237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
ocm77830046

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