Laura Ratcliffe

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Laura Ratcliffe was a Confederate spy during the American Civil War. Laura’s home in Virginia was sometimes used as a headquarters by the Confederate raider, John Singleton Mosby. Mosby gave Laura thousands of Federal Greenbacks to hide in her home. She warned him when Yankees came looking for him, saving his life. Laura Ratcliffe was also associated with Major General Jeb Stuart[how?].[1]


  1. ^ Canon, Jill (2000). Civil War Heroines. Bellerophon Books. ISBN 0-88388-147-0.

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