Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the summer of 1861 Washington hostess Rose Greenhow helped the infant Confederacy win the First Battle of Manassas at Bull Run Creek. Rose was born to a slaveholding family in southern Maryland in 1817. As a young woman, she moved to Washington City to live with her aunt who ran a boarding house in the Old Capitol Building. She earned the nickname “Wild Rose.” Charming, intelligent, and witty, Rose entertained frequently and cultivated friendships with some of the most powerful political figures of her time in Washington’s antebellum society.

 

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