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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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subject_facet Fairfax County (Va.) -- Biography, Ratcliffe, Laura, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women
table_of_contents The Ratcliffes and Fairfax Court House -- Women of the Civil War -- Growing up -- Letters and poems -- The J.E.B. Stuart page -- The William Thomas Carter page -- The John Singleton Mosby page -- The Fitzhugh Lee page -- The local women page -- The Dranesville Virginia and Cambridge, Maryland page -- After the war.
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title A southern spy in Northern Virginia : the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe
title_alt Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe.
title_display A southern spy in Northern Virginia : the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe
title_full A southern spy in Northern Virginia : the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe / Charles V. Mauro
title_short A southern spy in Northern Virginia :
title_sort southern spy in northern virginia the civil war album of laura ratcliffe
title_sub the Civil War album of Laura Ratcliffe