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Union soldiers picked up a lovely girl who was smuggling quinine through the Federal lines to Confederates in Virginia, carrying more than one hundred ounces of the precious medicine sewn into her skirts. She was sent to Old Capitol Prison, but released when she was discovered to be a niece of a very important person in the Federal Government. What was her name and who was her influential uncle?

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1) Her name was Louisa Buckner, aka "The Quinine Lady"

2) Her influential uncle was the US Postmaster General Montgomery Blair

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Union soldiers picked up a lovely girl who was smuggling quinine through the Federal lines to Confederates in Virginia, carrying more than one hundred ounces of the precious medicine sewn into her skirts. She was sent to Old Capitol Prison, but released when she was discovered to be a niece of a very important person in the Federal Government. What was her name and who was her influential uncle?

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Louisa Buckner, niece of U. S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair.
Source: Mary E. Massey, Women in the Civil War. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1966), pp. 105-106.
 

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Answer: Louisa Buckner & Montgomery Blair, US Postmaster General

Source: The Civil War: Strange & Fascinating Facts, by Burke Davis, 1994, p.27

Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War, by H. Donald Winkler, 2010, page 289

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