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Civil War Spies: Mary-Elizabeth Bowser


After her father died, Elizabeth Van Lew freed the family slaves, including a girl named Mary. When the Civil War began, sources say Mary became an agent in Van Lew's "Richmond Ring." Join Sarah and Deblina to learn more about Civil War spies.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. civil war, U.S. history, women, American history, 19th century, American Civil War, Spies