A Yankee Spy in Richmond: The Civil War Diary of Crazy Bet Van Lew, EL Van Lew

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A Yankee Spy In Richmond: The Civil War Diary of "Crazy Bet" Van Lew
A Yankee Spy In Richmond: The Civil War Diary of "Crazy Bet" Van Lew ON-72070 US/Data/History 5/5 From 390 Reviews Elizabeth Van Lew ePub | *DOC | audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF 1 of 10 people found the following review helpful. interesting fragments of a Southern traitor's journalBy Desi ErasmusThe Southern culture's toleration for eccentricity seems the only plausible explanation for the survival of this character not only during the war, but until September of 1900. Though her neighbors with Confederate sympathies clearly despised her, and shunned her, they did not kill her or even drive her out of THE COMMUNITY. So much of Lew's papers were destroyed at war's end, in order to eliminate incriminating evidence, that what remains is literally small fragments of her wartime journals. I suppose even that is worth putting in print, but it's definitely a reference for specialists. The editor's introduction contains this interesting comment (p 17):"Another problem for Elizabeth and her mother was finding money to pay for their spy efforts. An ever increasing inflation was driving up the cost of everything and eventually they had to sell their cow. It brought $1,500 in Confederate money only about $75 in US currency." A footnote to this statement references a "Confederate Inflation Chart", Official publication No. 13, Richmond Civil War Centennial Commission.What makes this aside on prices especially interesting now is the rough equivalence between the Confederate dollar in 1864 and the US Dollar in 2012 at least for the purpose of buying beef on the hoof. How far the US dollar has fallen since the "value stabilizing" Fed was founded! Many civilians on both sides during the Civil War hoped to support the war effort as spies, but only a few actually became useful agents. One of the most effectiveand least known-was a woman living in the heart of Confederate Richmond. Elizabeth Van Lew, called "Crazy Bet" by her suspicious and condescending neighbors, maintained contact with Union authorities throughout most of the war and earned the thanks of Gen. U. S. Grant, among others, at the war's end. The secret diary Van Lew kept during those years provides an unparalleled account of the life of a Civil War spy. Her sporadic notations reveal her fears, her triumphs, and the constant danger she faced in sending information through the lines to the Yankees while aiding the escape attempts of Union prisoners in Richmond.
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EL Van Lew

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Title: A Yankee Spy In Richmond: The Civil War Diary of "Crazy Bet" Van Lew
Author: EL Van Lew
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