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Nancy "Rebel Hart" Hart Douglas
Birth: 1846
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1902
Friars Hill
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA

Confederate Spy. Nancy was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, but grew up in Tazewell, Virginia. In October of 1861, she moved in with her sister & brother-in-law who were living in present-day Roane County, West Virginia. After Nancy's brother-in-law was murdered by Union soldiers, she had a strong hatred for the Union. While at a neighbor's party, a group of Union soldiers marched by & Nancy shouted "Hurray for Jeff Davis". Four shots were fired at her, but she was uninjured. Three days later, Nancy joined the Moccasin Rangers. She started out as a messenger for the Southern troops, but soon took on the job of nursing wounded Confederates & hiding them with sympathizers until they recovered. During the summer of 1862, Nancy was taken prisoner by Lt. Col. Starr. She managed to steal a gun from one of the guards & shot him. Nancy then jumped out the window & escaped on one of Starr's horses. On July 25, 1862, 200 of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's cavalry troops, led by Major R. Augustus of Patton's 22nd Virginia Infantry, raided the town of Summersville. Nancy, still riding Starr's horse, and the Confederate forces were able to capture 8 mules, 12 horses, and several prisoners, including Lt. Col. Starr. After the war, Nancy married Joshua Douglas, a Ranger with the Confederate Army. (bio by: Heather from VA) 
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  Joshua Douglas (1838 - 1907)*
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Nancy Hart Cemetery
Spring Creek
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Heather from VA
Record added: Jun 29, 2003
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Nancy Rebel Hart <i>Hart</i> Douglas
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While I realize this icon is more traditionally ascribed for "veterans", your heroism during the War for Southern Independence warrants the use of the Southern Cross of Honor. Your valor and bravery will never be forgotten. Deo Vindice. RIP.
- Blockade Runner
 Added: Oct. 14, 2015

- sjm
 Added: Sep. 19, 2015
God bless you Nancy!
- Memories~RoxღEd
 Added: Jul. 31, 2015
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