Tue February 26, 2008
Memphis Moment: Belle Edmondson, Confederate Spy
By Steve Pike
Memphis, TN – During the Civil War, Belle Edmondson lived on a farm with her family in Shelby County, in an area south of Yankee occupied Memphis. Belle became a spy for the Confederacy, carrying supplies and information through her family farm, which lay between Memphis and the Confederate line. Eventually, she aroused suspicion and had to hide in Mississippi to avoid arrest until after war's end.
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