Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn), 1841-1898

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Birth 1841-12
Death 1898-09-05
English

Biographical notes:

Born in St. Johns, New Brunswick in 1839, Sarah Emma Edmonds ran away from home as a teenager and assumed the identity of a man, Franklin Thompson. She enlisted in the Civil war in the 2nd Michigan Infantry in May, 1861. She served at the First Battle of Bull Run and later as a mail carrier. She contracted malaria in the Spring of 1863 and fearing she would be sent to the hospital where she would be discovered, she deserted on April 19, 1863. She was later granted an honorable discharge by the Secretary of War and a pension of 12.00 a month. She died at La Porte, Texas September 5, 1898. (from Woodford. "Father Abraham's children", p.127-135. "Record of Second Infantry, p. 170) (blue index cards)

From the description of Sarah Emma Edmonds papers, 1882-1897 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 457771116

Born in New Brunswick, Canada. Enlisted in 2nd Michigan Volunteers and fought in the Civil War disguised as a man, Frank Thompson.

From the description of Papers, 1885, 1897. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 31944927

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