Suspenseful. Devising convincing disguises, she entered enemy lines as a black male slave, a black female slave, a heavy-set, middle-aged Irish female peddler, a "butternut" [butternuts were Kentuckians who sympathized with the confederacy] and a male civilian who rose in stature within Louisville society. Some were sick... (read more from the Chapter 2: March 19, 1862 Summary), Get Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy from Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines. I felt bad for her when she went to see James and found out that he was dead. She had some great adventures and was incredibly lucky to stay alive, as she ended up going behind enemy lines on 11 missions. We liked it so much we bought another book for a birthday present. Start studying Behind Rebel Lines Chapter 2-3. I could read one adventure at a time to them and each one was described in glowing detail. The story itself is okay. Emma is one of the most famous civil war lady spies because not o. This book shows that women are strong, capable, and proficient. Page 1 Page 2 ... Billy describes his entry into the army, his training as a chaplain’s assistant in South Carolina, and his dazed trek behind enemy lines after the disastrous Battle of the Bulge in World War II. It's the details that provide a better sense of what was happening or even what she was feeling. There's a problem loading this menu right now. An activity or existence under false pretenses. She comfort…, 21 year old man Emma Edmonds disguises as to join the military…, Identity of a black man Emma took on her first espionage missi…, another name for the Confederate States of America, made up of…, (n) a feeling that you are nervous, worried, and not relaxed, a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel, a member of the armed forces who is trained to shoot enemy sol…, to bother or annoy with many comments and questions, n. a fight between small numbers of troops; a brief conflict. She is a woman who disguises herself as a man to serve in the Union Army during the United States Civil War.I found the story to be personally inspirational. He did have reference works listed, so I was able to search out more detailed information, not only on this woman Civil War soldier but on the others. Disguised as a man (the author shares that as many as 400 women served during the Civil War as men) she worked first as a nurse and then became a spy. After she faced the recruitment board and answered some basic questions, she was told she would be sworn in and be assigned as a field nurse in a hospital unit. She dresses up as a man and now calls herself Frank Thompson. The war was lasting longer than anticipated. It starts off with Emma Edmonds from Canada in, 1860, who desperately wants to help her country and fight in the Civil War for the union side. She was the only female member of a Civil War veteran's association that had over 400,000 members. and her harrowing travels as a spy for the Union and an army nurse disguised as a man. Behind Rebel Lines, a thrilling and exciting historical fiction adventure. infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces. An inner voice told her that she would not be happy with typical jobs given to women during the Civil War such as rolling bandages, knitting socks or working in textile mills where blankets were made for the soldiers. Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy, Mass Market Paperback – Bargain Price, August 1, 2001, in Teen & Young Adult Canadian Historical Fiction. This feature is not available right now. I think this was a very good, quick, and interesting book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. the book gets better as the story continues. Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2018. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines. Please try again. She left the war but then noticed on television that they are now saying that she had fled the war even though that is not necessarily the case. I loved all the historical facts and stories that you learn from the pages Emma wrote. I expected more depth but Reit writes for children, alot, and this fits the youth look at this amazing woman. I liked it ,but I had to read it for school so I didn't have alot of time to actually reread parts I didn't understand.I think I would give it a better rating if I would read it again. and her harrowing travels as a spy for the Union and an army nurse disguised as a man. Behind Rebel Lines tells the incredible true story of a woman who dresses up as a man to fight for the Union cause of the Civil War. Emma starts out working in a hospital. Flint, Michigan, along the Union Lines, Kentucky, Tennessee. She was in the habit of wearing men's clothes. Grades. Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution, Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War (Sagebrush Publishing), Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos, “The story is fast-moving, and Emma’s evident.”—. At many points, events were looked over and explained with a simple sentence. Question 3: Use the word “rebel” in a sentence of your own. Emma was twenty-one at the time. Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to Easy read, really captures a reader’s interest. violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason. And her experiences, especially in a time where not only did a woman accomplish so much. I understand it is nonfiction and scenes can't be added, but that's not what's missing. After learning that a friend she know years ago is also in the Army and has just been killed, she wants to do more. I love this book and the woman's courage. Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy - Chapter 6: March 30, 1862 Summary & Analysis Seymour Reit This Study Guide consists of approximately 27 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Behind Rebel Lines. The fractured relationship between Emma and her father led her, at sixteen years of age, to run away from home. I read this in my history class and enjoyed it very much. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. I could not even find something that you write to Google. Her "ultra-egos" are WONDERFUL! After establishing the novel’s linear plotline in Chapter 1 —namely, the twelve-year battle between Grendel and the Danes—Chapter 2 takes us an unspecified number of years into the past to tell the story of Grendel’s first exposure to the human world. I cannot recommend this book more highly. The medical team was small, consisting of the head surgeon, Dr. Hodes, his assistant, Lieutenant Reese and four male nurses. I gave this book a three star rating because it was full of information on the Civil War but sometimes it got a little bland and didn't have much dialogue. And it's great to hear how a woman played a really critical role for the Union cause during some important battles. I probably will read this book again. Sadly after all of these missions she came down with malaria and had to flee the war, because if she went to one of the field hospitals they would find out she was a woman. This book is very short but it used her memoirs and the records from the military. So I was interested to see this slim volume on a woman who joined the army, disguised as a man, and then who went on to become a spy, all while concealing her identity as a woman. About a woman who disguised herself to enlist and endup on special spy missions. The back of my son's book (they are reading as a class, fifth grade) says ages 10-14. Behind Rebel Lines !? by BookRags. Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit, tells the true story of Emma Edmonds, who in April of 1861, answered the rallying cry of President Abraham Lincoln, who called upon the young men of America to join in the Union effort during the Civil War. The training of soldiers in marching and the manual of arms. By Patrick B. Whelan, Seymour Reit. This Study Guide consists of approximately 27 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - Speech too showy or fancy for the occasion. Please try again. everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Behind Rebel Lines. Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017. SEYMOUR REIT is the author of more than eighty books for young readers. Why did Emma Edmonds become an army spy in the first place? It felt like the author didn't do enough research, the asute young reader will discover holes in the story's believability. encampment often in an unsheltered area. Unable to add item to List. And it just is such an interesting a quick read. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Teen & Young Adult Canadian Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult United States Colonial & Revolutionary Periods History, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. The Crucible Act 2 Summary Conclusion In Act 2, the situation in Salem goes from worrisome to straight up horrifying. Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit is an information packed book but also has a great story line. everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Behind Rebel Lines. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020. Can we really believe a Canadian young woman could successfully pass among African American southern slaves as a black man? Question 2: Why does the poet say it is not good to be a rebel oneself? She was raised in St. John, Canada, and had worn men's clothes for years while working on the family farm. If no. A person requires much courage if they are going to become a soldier.

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