Civil War 150 Sarah Edmonds: Alias Frank Thompson: Union Soldier and Spy – Jackson

August 5, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – August 5, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

Jackson District Library’s Carnegie Branch (244 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201) will host Civil War 150 Sarah Edmonds: Alias Frank Thompson – Union Soldier and Spy on Monday August 5th from 6:30-8:30PM. Sarah Emma Edmonds heard the beat of the drums calling soldiers to join the Union Army. Strongly anti-slavery and disguised as a young boy named Frank Thompson, she joined the Second Michigan Infantry.  Judy Gail Krasnow portrays this courageous woman and tells Edmonds stories of fighting as a Union soldier and her adventures as a Union spy. Judy Gail Krasnow, a nationally known storyteller and published author, has made it her passion to present historical portrayals of women who have made a difference, including Carrie Nation, Rachel Carson and Sarah Emma Edmonds. Judy has toured as a scholar on the Chautauqua circuit.  She has had great success in developing guided tours of Michigan’s first State Prison (1837-1935) in Jackson, telling tales of the prison’s past. For more information, call (517) 788-4087.

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