Friday, September 21, 2012
“Instead of friends, I see in Washington only mortal enemies. Instead of loving the old flag of the stars and stripes, I see in it only the symbol of murder, plunder, oppression, and shame.” Rose O’Neal Greenhow.
She was a renowned Confederate spy. As a leader in Washington, D.C. society during the period to prior the War, she traveled in important political circles and cultivated friendships with presidents, generals, senators, and high-ranking military officers, using her connections to pass along key military information to the Confederacy at the start of the war.