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Rebel Rose

This simple marble cross marks the grave of Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1814-1864), Confederate spy, in Oakdale Cemetery, 520 N 15th Street in Wilmington, North Carolina. Born Maria Rosetta O'Neale on a plantation in Maryland, she became a socialite in Washington, D.C. and was credited with providing the intelligence that led to Confederate victory in the First Battle of Bull Run. She was arrested and eventually exiled to the South. She drowned in the Cape Fear River near Wilmington trying to escape a Union gunboat and was given a full military funeral.

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Taken on March 30, 2019