By Seymour Reit
In 1861, while struggle erupted among the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. decided to not stay at the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s garments, and enlisted within the Union military. Posing in flip as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma turned a crafty grasp of conceal, risking discovery and demise at each flip in the back of accomplice strains.
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