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Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon

1844-1926

 
 
VIRGINIA "GINNIE" BETHEL MOON Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 3, 2009
1. VIRGINIA "GINNIE" BETHEL MOON Marker
Inscription. The daughter of a Confederate sympathizer, Ginnie Moon was a noted Southern Civil War spy. Born in Ohio, Ginnie moved to Memphis with her mother in 1862. She was arrested for spying soon after the Federal Army occupied the city, but escaped to continue her work elsewhere. Ginnie returned to Memphis after the war and was a heroine of the yellow fever epidemics of the 1870s. She died in New York City.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 76.)
 
Location. 35° 8.834′ N, 90° 3.234′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Front Street and Jefferson Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Confederate Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 N Front St, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Avery Meriwether (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson Davis Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Park (within shouting distance
Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon & Elizabeth Avery Meriwether Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
2. Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon & Elizabeth Avery Meriwether Marker
of this marker); Naval Battle of Memphis, 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. J. Harvey Mathes (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate History of Memphis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson Davis Park (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, May 12, 2012
3. Virginia ("Ginnie") Bethel Moon Marker
Confederate Park image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, February 3, 2009
4. Confederate Park
N. Front Street at Court Ave..
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   4. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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