December Birthday – Sarah Edmonds, NURSE, SOLDIER, SPY: SARAH EDMONDS, A CIVIL WAR HERO
Sarah Emma Edmonds was an imposter. Posing as a man, she joined the Army of the Potomac. She fought as a solider in the Civil War, nursed the wounded and then helped the North by becoming a spy, disguising herself as a slave. What a woman!
The Handbook of Texas Online offers a biography of Edmonds, who ultimately moved to Texas with her family.