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Did you know that over 400 women fought in the Civil War disguised as men In A Sodiers Secret written by Marissa Moss Sarah Emma Edmonds more known as Frank Thompson faced all the hardships and experiences of being a man in the Civil War Sarah Emma Edmonds a woman who wants to fight for justice gets the inside scoop on what the life of a man is really like during the Civil War She also experiences the gore of this battle while aiding to the many fallen soldiers on the battle field Without a doubt fear was present in Sarah Emma Edmonds but she continued to pursue and endure the War While in this generation being afraid can be easily confused with being a coward the two are significantly different the difference between being afraid and being a coward is that fear is a natural human instinct and being a coward is choosing to succumb to the fear Fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger Webster In the novel A Soldiers Secret Sarah Emma Edmonds alter ego Frank Thompson displays fear as every human being would in this war-like scenario Thompson demonstrates his fear when he says Im terrified I wont measure up I dont think Im a coward but you never really know that kind of thing about yourself until youre forced to face the truth Moss 21 The significance of this quote is that though Thompson is fearful about the war he still joins and faces the difficulties and hardships of the war Being afraid is perfectly fine In fact being afraid is a natural instinct Though Frank Thompson was afraid it does not make him a coward A coward would have let the fear limit him but Thompson persisted that he be on the side of Union While aiding fighting and living the life of a male soldier in the Civil War Sarah
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