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    Greenhow and Boyd: Notorious Confederate Spies. Vignette CDV of Rose O'Neal Greenhow who passed vital military intelligence to her Confederate contacts prior to the first Battle of Bull Run (supposedly obtained from her paramour, Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson). She drowned while trying to evade the Union blockade in 1864. Together with a CDV of Belle Boyd with Anthony/Brady back mark and a 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" slip of paper inscribed by Boyd: "Yours truly/ Belle Boyd of Va./ The Rebel Spy/ Ex Capt & A.D.C. 'Stonewall' Jackson/ C.S.A./ Greensburg, Pa/ Feb. 19th 1889." Boyd would certainly not win any beauty contests today, but she apparently was an effective operative for the Lost Cause.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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