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HEROES AND HEROINES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (Series)

THE SECRET MESSAGE

by Idella Bodie

In 1781, when British Loyalists battled for control of the South Carolina backcountry,  General Nathanel Greene, commander of the Continental Army in the South,  needed to get a message to General Thomas Sumter.  As the British army lay between Greeneís and Sumterís camps eighteen-year-old Emily Geiger volunteered to ride through the dangerous enemy territory to deliver the special message.   Riding night and day alone through British lines, she was captured near the Congaree River by 3 Tory soldiers. While they went to find a "matron" to search her, Emily read the message then tore it into little pieces and ate it. Finding no message, the soldiers apologized and sent her on her way. The following morning, Emily set out for General Sumter's camp, where she delivered the message.

44 pages. 1998.  Reading level: Grade 3
 

ISBN-13: 978-0-87844-145-7/ISBN 0-87844-145-X, $9.95 (Softcover)

 

 

 


 
More books by Idella Bodie

Brave Black Patriots
Carolina Girl
The Courageous Patriot
The Fighting Gamecock
Ghost in the Capitol 
Ghost Tales for Retelling
Heroines of the American Revolution
Light Horse Harry  
The Man Who Loved the Flag
The Mystery of Edisto Island
The Mystery of The Pirateís Treasure
The Old Wagoner
Quaker Commander
The Revolutionary Swamp Fox
The Secret Message 
The Secret of Telfair Inn
South Carolina Women
Spunky Revolutionary War Heroine
Stranded!
Trouble at Star Fort
Whopper
Whopper Teacherís Guide
The Wizard Owl

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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