A southern spy in Northern Virginia: the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe

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History Press,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
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As the Civil War raged, Confederate brigadier general J.E.B. Stuart entrusted a secret album to Laura Ratcliffe, a young girl in Fairfax County, as a token of his high appreciation of her patriotism, admiration of her virtues, and pledge of his lasting esteem."? A devoted Southerner, Laura provided a safe haven for Rebel forces, along with intelligence gathered from passing Union soldiers. Ratcliffe's book contains four poems and forty undated signatures: twenty-six of Confederate officers and soldiers and fourteen of loyal Confederate civilians. In A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia, Charles V. Mauro uncovers the mystery behind this album, identifying who the soldiers were and when they could have signed its pages. The result is a fascinating look at the covert lives and relationships of civilians and soldiers during the war, kept hidden until now."
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9781596297432
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title_display A southern spy in Northern Virginia : the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe
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