Sept. 11, 1861
LADIES IN WASHINGTON
continues its arrests of ladies suspected of Secession sympathies.† It can now boast among its prisoners the
wives of ex-members of Congress, ex-clerks in the Departments, the wives and
relatives of officers and soldiers in both the Federal and Confederate armies,
boarding-house keepers, ladies of wealth and refinement, ladies in the humbler
walks of life, and female servants of all grades.† A large house has been rented in Washington for the
confinement of the ladies.† Its garden is
surrounded by a high brick wall, which will prevent their escape.
Mrs. Greenhow, one
of the arrested, is a sister of Mrs. Senator Douglasís mother.
by Sharon Strout]