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16 February 1865: “He calls himself a Confederate spy or scout and is an oddity”

Item Description: Entry, dated 16 February 1865, from the diary of Emma Florence LeConte, the daughter of scientist Joseph LeConte of Columbia, S.C. Emma provides a detailed account of shelling beginning in Columbia. Item Citation: From the Emma LeConte Diary, #420-z, Southern … Continue reading

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7 February 1862: Mrs. Augusta Heath Morris, Confederate Spy

Item description: Carte de visite of Augusta Heath Morris, which is believed to be a photograph taken by Mathew Brady. The date of the photograph is unknown. The subject of the photograph, Augusta Heath Morris, was arrested in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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