CS Moon, Virginia Bethel "Ginnie"

Virginia Bethel “Ginnie” Moon

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Born: June 22, 1844

Birthplace: Oxford, Butler County, Ohio

Father: Robert S. Moon 1798 – 1856

Mother: Cynthia Ann Sullivan 1805 – 1881
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee)​

Education:

Attended Oxford Female Institute in Ohio​
Expelled from Oxford Female Institute for shooting all of the stars out of the Union Flag, and scratching a pro-Jefferson Davis message on a local store window with a ring.​

Civil War Events:

Sent to live with older sister "Lottie" Moon Clark in Ohio, at a home that was frequented by Confederate couriers.​
1862 - Moved to Memphis, Tennessee with her mother​
Spy for the Confederate Army Famous during the last part of the war​
Smuggled much-needed quinine and morphine into the Confederacy, often while in disguise.​
Arrested for spying when the Union forces occupied Memphis, but escaped with the help of her sister.​
Ginnie, her sister Lottie, and their mom were put under house arrest by Lottie's ex-boyfriend, Union General Ambrose Burnside, but no charges were filed. This put an end to the smuggling and spying.​

Postbellum Events:

Boarding House Owner in Memphis, Tennessee​
Appeared in several silent movies including Robin Hood and The Spanish Dancer
Lived in Greenwich Village, New York​

Died:
September 11, 1925

Place of Death: Greenwich, Washington County, New York

Age at time of Death: 81 years old

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee (Nov. 3, 1925)
 
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Virginia Bethel “Ginnie” Moon:
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Born: June 22, 1844View attachment 385383
Birthplace: Oxford Butler County Ohio
Father: Robert S. Moon 1798 – 1856
Mother: Cynthia Ann Sullivan 1805 – 1881
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

Education:
Attended Oxford Female College in Ohio

Role During Civil War:
Shot all of the stars out of the union Flag at Oxford Female College
Spy for the Confederate Army Famous during the last part of the war
Hid Medicines and Supplies for the Confederate Army

Occupation after War:
Boarding House Owner in Memphis Tennessee
Appeared in two Movies in Hollywood California
Lived in Greenwich Village New York


Died:
September 11, 1925
Place of Death: Greenwich Washington County New York
Age at time of Death: 81 years old
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (Nov. 3, 1925)
Photos taken Sunday December 27, 2020

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