A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe

A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe

by Charles V. Mauro

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ISBN-13: 9781596297432
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/19/2009
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,280,567
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Mr. Mauro is the author and photographer of The Civil War in Fairfax County: Civilians and Soldiers; Herndon: A Town and Its History; and Herndon: A History in Images. He received the Nan Netherton Heritage Award for his historical research, writing and photography of The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill), A Monumental Storm. He is also the writer and co-producer of the independent film The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill), based on his book. Chuck is a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust, the National Center for Civil War Photography and the Louisiana Historical Association Memorial Hall Foundation, Inc. He is also a member of the Bull Run and Capital Hill Civil War Round Tables; the Stuart-Mosby Society; the Friends of Fort Ward; the Historic Centreville Society, Ltd.; Historic Fairfax City, Inc.; and the Historical Society of Fairfax County. Chuck is a member and past president of the Herndon Historical Society and the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club. He has won numerous prizes for his photography. Mr. Mauro received his BA from the University of Maryland and an MA in business administration from Temple University. He is currently a manager at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He lives with his wife in Herndon, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

The Ratcliffes and Fairfax Court House 11

Women of the Civil War 15

Growing Up 21

Letters and Poems 35

The J.E.B. Stuart Page 71

The William Thomas Carter Page 89

The John Singleton Mosby Page 93

The Fitzhugh Lee Page 121

The Local Women Page 143

The Dranesville, Virginia and Cambridge, Maryland Page 155

After the War 179

Notes 193

Index 213

About the Author 223

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