Sinking Treasures

By David A. Sargent, Via BulletinGold

Rose O’Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) was born in Port Tobacco, Maryland. Orphaned as a child, Greenhow was invited to live with her aunt in Washington, D.C. as a teenager. While living in the nation’s capital, she was introduced to important figures in the Washington area. One of those figures was John C. Calhoun, a man of pro-Southern politics, who apparently convinced Rose to also be of pro-Southern interests during the time of the American Civil War.

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