Cape Fear Museum Object RecordObject #: 1982.094.0002
Object Date: 1966
Title & Description: Diorama; drowning of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy, off Fort Fisher, 9-1864; approx. 1 1/2" scale, 6 cast plastic figures in capsizing wooden launch on plaster waves.
Material: Plaster - Paint - Plastic - Wood
Donor: New Hanover County Museum
Dim Met: HT: 80 cm WD: 97 cm DP: 64 cm
Dim Eng: HT: 31.52" WD: 38.218" DP: 25.216"
Prov: Figures by Lionel G. Forrest, launch by John O. Railey.
Notes: Rose O'Neal Greenhow, of the Neal family of Port Tobacco, Md, was an active Washington hostess and Confederate spy in Washington, DC during the Civil War. She drowned trying to reach shore at Fort Fisher after a fund-raising trip to England. Accession file has more.
above is of a Diorama on file at The Cape Fear Museum. The photo
was reproduced by the staff and is reproduced here with written
thanks to Mr. Timothy S. Bottoms , registrar at The Cape Fear Museum of
History and Science for allowing us permission to use these photos and
for showing us a wonderful time while visiting in Wilmington, North