Month: August 2014

Month: August 2014

FADE AWAY TO GLORY: A Black Spy in the Confederate Shadows of an “Un-Civil” War

By William “Duke” Smither “Miss Van Lew (Elizabeth “Crazy Bet” Van Lew) was my best source. She had contacts everywhere. Her colored girl Mary (Elizabeth “Ellen Bond” Bowser) was the best as she was working right in Davis’ home (Confederate President Jefferson Davis) and had a photographic mind. Everything she saw on the Rebel President’s