|Rose O'Neal Greenhow|
Full Name: Rose O'Neal Greenhow |
Place of Birth: Mongomery County, Maryland
North or South: South
Died: October, 1864
Place of Death: Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Maryland
Interesting Facts: She was a spy. She sent a secret message to General Pierre G.T. Beauregard which caused him to win the battle of Bull Run. She developed a close association with Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Jordan of Virginia, a former quartermaster in the United States Army who was in the process of developing a Confederate spy network in the federal Capital. From Jordan, Greenhow learned how to use a 26-symbol cipher, and began her connections with the prominent Unionists for the purpose of eliciting information that she then transmitted in code to relevant figures in the Confederacy.