Emily Geiger (1765–1825) was an American Revolutionary War heroine who was captured by the English while on a military mission as a civilian. She was carrying an important secret message from General Nathaniel Greene; across enemy lines through what is now known as the Midlands of South Carolina. She was captured and questioned. However, thanks to her quick thinking and courage she memorized the message and destroyed the evidence. Since she outsmarted the English, they were forced to release her and she completed her important mission and got the message through to General Thomas Sumter, in Sumter Sc.