Civil War heroine’s home in danger of demolition

Things are not so merry right now at Merrybrook, the postwar home of Confederate spy Laura Ratcliffe.

Ratcliffe was well known to Union troops as a Confederate sympathizer and friend of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and Col. John Singleton Mosby, known as “The Grey Ghost.” It is widely believed that Ratcliffe was responsible for saving Mosby’s life on at least one occasion.

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