December Birthday – Sarah Edmonds, NURSE, SOLDIER, SPY: SARAH EDMONDS, A CIVIL WAR HERO


Sarah Edmonds, nurse, soldier, spy
December 1841-September 5, 1898

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss, illustrated by John Hendrix (Abrams, 2011)

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.

December Birthday – Sarah Emma Edmonds, SARAH EMMA EDMONDS WAS A GREAT PRETENDER

Sarah Edmonds, nurse, soldier, spy
December 1841-September 5, 1898

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was A Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy by Carrie Jones, illustrated by Mark Oldroyd (Carolrhoda Books, 2011)

Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender. She disguised herself as a male nurse to join the Army in 1861, and she fought in the Civil War as a soldier. She went on pretending to be many other people including a spy for the North and a male African slave. What a brave woman!

The Handbook of Texas Online offers a biography of Edmonds, who ultimately moved to Texas with her family.

December Birthday – Black Elk – BLACK ELK’S VISION: A LAKOTA STORY

Black Elk, Medicine Man

December 1863-August 19, 1950

Black Elk’s Vision: A Lakota Story by S.D. Nelson (Harry N. Abrams, 2010)

Told through the Native American medicine man’s voice, he recounts his life from a young boy to an adult and his involvement in battles and traveling with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. S.D. Nelson brings to life a unique part of American history.