Women Spies for the Union
Image: Illustration of Sarah Emma Edmonds on horseback dodging a bullet fired by a southern woman.
American society was still quite Victorian in many ways during the 1860s. Therefore, women spies were not as likely to be roughly interrogated or hanged when their true identity was discovered. These heroines exhibited great courage and were willing to suffer imprisonment or death in the service of their country.
Elizabeth Van Lew
From a wealthy family well-known …Read More...