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Story Abstract

Emily Geiger:
Heroine of the American Revolution

told by Jennifer Steib Simmons


Story Source Material: The Secret Message by Idella Bodie and Heroines of the American Revolution: America's Founding Mothers by Diane Silcox-Jarrett.

Taletype Classification of the Story: Historical Fiction

Story Rating: General Audience

Abstract/Summary:

In the wake of the colonists' great victory at The Battle of Cowpens during the American Revolution, British General Rowden sees a way to divide and conquer the American forces. Emily Geiger's father finds out about it, but there is no way to get a message to both American generals Nathanael Greene and Thomas Sumter to let them know about it and prepare their troops. Or is there? Find out what young Emily Geiger did without guns that no other soldier would even volunteer to try.



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