21 minutes | Dec 15th 2017

Crazy Bet & Mary Jane

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Elizabeth Van Lew and Mary Richards Bowser were two mysterious women with deep connections to the Episcopal Church. Both Union spies during the Civil War, one ended her life a pariah while the other disappeared from history. Producer Miranda Bennett also talks to Grace Aheron, an Episcopalian grappling, like Van Lew and Bowser, with her role in a large and complex community. Read more here: https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bowser_Mary_Richards_fl_1846-1867 and https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Van_Lew_Elizabeth_L_1818-1900
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