Betty Duvall

Betty Duvall

Betty Duvall
Allegiance Confederate States of America

(1845–1891) was a Confederate spy during the American Civil War.

From Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Eli Duvall Sr. and Sarah (née Thompson) Duvall.

Washington D.C.-based spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow gave her a note about a Union plan for the first Battle of Manassas (or Bull Run) to give to General P. G. T. Beauregard; Duvall carried it tucked in her hair. She continued to be a spy, and for one of her missions she brought her cousin. She was descended from the immigrant Mareen Duvall.[1]


  1. ^ Jill, Canon. Civil War Heroines. Santa Barbara, CA: Bellerophon Books, 2000.

External linksEdit

  • "Betty Duvall". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-04-23.