Nurse and Spy in the Union Army cover

Nurse and Spy in the Union Army

Sarah Emma Edmonds (1841-1898)

1. Publisher's Notice
2. I - Commencement of the War
3. II - Marching Orders - Manassas
4. III - The Panic and Retreat
5. IV - Washington After Bull Run
6. V - Visiting the Contrabands
7. VI - Yorktown and Vicinity
8. VII - My Disguise as a Spy
9. VIII - My First Secret Expedition
10. IX - A Battle
11. X - Advance on the Peninsula - The Merrimac
12. XI - I Become an Irish Peddler
13. XII - Another Start for the Rebel Lines
14. XIII - I Act as an Orderly - My Own Disaster
15. XIV - The Hospital Tree
16. XV - Leave of Absence
17. XVI - Battle of Mechanicsville
18. XVII - Malvern Hill - Perilous Position
19. XVIII - I Visit Washington
20. XIX - Dispelling the Blues - Retreat from Richmond
21. XX - Entering the Rebel Lines as a Spy
22. XXI - After Antietam - Camp Life
23. XXII - A Military Execution - A Narrow Escape
24. XXIII - Burnside in Command
25. XXIV - Again in Dixie
26. XXV - Appointed Detective
27. XXVI - North and South Contrasted
28. XXVII - Vicksburg
29. XXVIII - I Am Attacked by Fever
30. XXIX - Review of Hospital and Camp Life
31. XXX - Closing Incidents

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The “Nurse and Spy” is simply a record of events which have transpired in the experience and under the observation of one who has been on the field and participated in numerous battles—among which are the first and second Bull Run, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, the Seven days in front of Richmond, Antietam, and Fredericksburg—serving in the capacity of “Spy” and as “Field Nurse” for over two years.While in the “Secret Service” as a “Spy,” which is one of the most hazardous positions in the army—she penetrated the enemy’s lines, in various disguises, no less than eleven times; always with complete success and without detection.Her efficient labors in the different Hospitals as well as her arduous duties as “Field Nurse,” embrace many thrilling and touching incidents, which are here most graphically described.