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Table of Contents Prologue 1. "An Awful Responsibility": The Making of a Dissenter, 1818-1860 2. "My Country! Oh My Country!": Virginia Leaves the Union 3. "Our Flag was Gone": The War's First Year 4. "The Bright Rush of Life": The Making of the Richmond Underground 5. Bet and the "Beast": Butler Finds his Spy 6. "This Precious Dust": The Clandestine Reburial of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren 7. "The Smoke of Battle": Grant Moves on Richmond 8. "A Flaming Altar": The Fall of Richmond and Its Aftermath 9. "A Fiery Ordeal": The Trials of a Female Politician 10. The Myth of "Crazy Bet" Epilogue: Van Lew's Ghost
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Van Lew, Elizabeth L, , 1818-1900, Spies United States Biography, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Secret service