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Lily Mackall was a messenger for Rose Greenhow who was a Confederate spy during the American Civil War.

Lily eavesdropped outside government headquarters. Lily was a spy like Rose. When the government started tracking Lily and Rose, they tricked the government so it would not find them. Rose was put under house arrest. Lily moved in with her. She was very careful not get caught. Rose had said that they were like "Siamese twins, inseparable". Lily kept working for Rose, but she got a brutal cold and died. Suspicious Union officials rejected Rose's demand to go to Lily's funeral.[1]


  1. Jill, Canon. Civil War Heroines. Santa Barbara, California, Bellerphon Books, 2000.