The Mysterious Private Thompson: The Double Life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War Soldier
The Mysterious Private Thompson The Double Life of Sarah Emma Edmonds Civil War Soldier Author:Laura Leedy Gansler The incredible account of how one heroic woman defied convention in 19th-century America to live, work, and defend her country at a time of war, when women were barely allowed out of the house.
This book is a great account of what it was like to be a woman soldier during the Civil War. I really hate to give it up. The battles are described as well as the hardships in a narrative style making you feel a part of it. A very brave woman of her time and very deserving of the recognition she finely receives. I enjoyed the writers style and approach in writing the book. This one is so much better and more thorough than the other book I read for younger readers about Emma Thompson. This is a must read for all Civil War history buffs.