Category Archives: Spies

Varina Davis’s critical assessment of Confederate spy Rose Greenhow

As a Confederate spy in Washington, Rose Greenhow used her relationships with men in high level positions in the Union government or military to gain access to sensitive information. She was eventually caught, imprisoned in Washington, then banished across Confederate … Continue reading

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Mary Elizabeth Bowser: A Union Spy in Jefferson Davis’s House

In the final months of the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, knew that critical information was somehow being leaked to the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant. He was right about the … Continue reading

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