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People/Characters: Elizabeth Van Lew

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All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies by Elizabeth D. Leonard
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy (Signature Lives: Civil War Era) by Heidi Schoof
Elizabeth Van Lew: Southern Belle, Union Spy (People in Focus Series) by Karen Zeinert
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
Only Call Us Faithful: A Novel of the Union Underground by Marie Jakober
Petticoat Spies: Six Women Spies of the Civil War (Notable Americans) by Peggy Caravantes
The Secret of the Lion's Head (White Main Kids) by Beverly B. Hall
The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen
A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War (Young Readers' History of the Civil War) by Ina Chang
Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy by Elizabeth R. Varon
Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War by Donald E. Markle
Spies, Scouts, and Raiders: Irregular Operations by William C. DavisCrazy Bet
The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini
Ten American Girls from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
A Yankee Spy in Richmond: The Civil War Diary of "Crazy Bet" Van Lew by David D. Ryan
Yankee Spy: Elizabeth Van Lew by Jeannette Covert Nolan

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Elizabeth Van Lew (1818-1900) was an abolitionist and spy for the Union in Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. She even placed an agent in the home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis to obtain information.

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