Elizabeth Van Lew was a Richmond Unionist and Abolitionist who spied for the United states government during the Civil War. Leading a network of a dozen or so white and African American men and women, she relayed information on Confederate operations to the Union Army, and assisted in the care and escape of Union prisoners of war. Van Lew who worked with invisible ink and coded messages, has been called "the most skilled, inovative, and successful" of all Civil War era spies.
Ranger Ricca Sarson portrays Elizabeth Van Lew, for local schools and organizations. She can be contacted by calling 202-426-6924 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org