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Childhood contact with government officials, along with marriage to a man with a post in the US State Department, made Rose O’Neal Greenhow apt for her role in the Civil War. As a slave owner and staunch anti-abolitionist, she was a natural fit as a Confederate spy. Even during her 1861 house arrest, she shared the Union Army’s secrets with top military brass in Richmond. Ranking within the Confederate government and a government post abroad, along with her memoir’s publication, assured that her death by sea would not sink Greenhow to obscurity.
Greenhow, Rose O'Neal, 1814-1864
; Civil War
; Civil War--spies
; Greenhow, Maria Rosetta O'Neal, 1814-1864
; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
; Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893
; Jordan, Thomas, 1819-1895
; Blockade runners
; CONDOR (blockade runner)
; Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington)
; Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891
The cold gold began to appear as means to keep produce chilled in the earlier part of the nineteenth century. Families purchasing ice from wagons and local icehouses made it a common way of life by the late nineteenth century. Wm. E. Worth and Company, the first artificial ice factory, paving the way of predominance for artificial ice production. Today, Harris and Rose Ice Company provides ice for much of Southeastern North Carolina, assuring the continuation of a long tradition started in Wilmington.
Burnsville’s identity is defined by more than a nineteenth century privateer. As much as nearby Mount Mitchell State Park, town square festivals, and local businesses, Burnsville is defined by art. As noted by the author, the art is around downtown, in Toe River Studio and EnergyXchange, and at a glass blower’s Quonset hut. Perhaps not surprising: the 500 artists residing in Yancey County give it one of the greatest concentration of artists in the country.