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Ever since she read Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain, Sarah Louisa Wheelock has vowed that she will never allow a man to control her life. When Sarah’s father promises her hand in marriage to thier despicable neighbor, Ezekiel Kimble, Sarah knows that she has no other choice but to leave home. She cleverly disguises herself as a manand joins the Flint Union Grays, a regiment that becomes part of the 2nd Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.
Sarah, know to the other soldiersas Neddy Compton, works as a male nurse. One day, while she is entertaining the wounded soliders, General McClellan, Commander in Chief of the Union Army, observes Sarah’s talent for mimicry. Later, when Sarah is found to be a woman, McClellan introduces her to his friend, Allan Pinkerton, head of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who