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My friend happened to go by one day while Edie was there, and told me she was outside pulling weeds out of the plant beds. That impressed me, I couldn’t imagine any other realtor I had previously used doing anything like that. Edie just was always on top of things, notified me and kept me up to date. A small tornado hit the area, it did no damage to the house, but it did knock over quite a few trees and Edie took pictures and video and emailed to me. In my instances, and opinion, Edie Grassi just went above with her services more than any other realtor I have ever used.” — Bill Sheffield, Goldvein The Latest from Local Author David Goetz: Ever the Gray Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracy As the title of author David Goetz’ recently published book suggests, Ever the Gray Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies, examines the background of individuals and groups who wanted to capture or kill Confederate President Jefferson Davis and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. He goes into depth on Colonel Mosby’s role, as well as that of his Rangers, but especially the Lincoln conspiracies. He reviews Mosby’s service as a soldier and spy under his commanding officer, General J. E. B. Stuart and later, General Robert E. Lee; his perfection of the concept of “need to know;” his communications system with Richmond and the Northern Neck of Virginia; and the importance of cover stories for his actions and those of his men. Investigating deep-cover Confederate clandestine operatives in Washington and Baltimore, the book traces how Mosby Ranger Lewis Powell was drawn into clandestine work by the Confederate Secret Service and ultimately introduced to John Wilkes Booth, becoming part of his group. He explores the wide net cast by Mosby’s men and others who observed Booth and David Herold as they fled Washington down the Secret Line through Maryland and into Virginia after Lincoln’s murder. Edie Grassi, Realtor REALTOR® ABR®, GRI, SFR Cell: (540) 878-1308 Office: (540) 349-1221 Edie Grassi The central question in all of this is how much did Mosby know, and was he complicit in an attempt to murder the president of the United States? This fascinating story offers new insights, focusing on numerous attempts to capture or kill Abraham Lincoln. Although the roles of Colonel Mosby and his Rangers have been discussed in many books and publications, this is the first book that considers Mosby as an integral part of the Lincoln conspiracies. In 2012, Mr. Goetz published his first book, “Hell is Being a Republican in Virginia”: The Postwar Relationship Between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses Grant, which explores the search for peace and reconciliation between two former enemies during Reconstruction. Retired from the U.S. Army, he lives in Culpeper County. To learn more or purchase copies of either of his books, contact him at (540) 351-6073 or Helping Sellers & Buyers find their Forever Home since 2005 NEW MILLENNIUM David Goetz MARGARITAS! Add a fresh-mixed margarita to your favorite dinner! Love Tokens… Shop at home, save at home ate Celebr ’s Day e in Valent h us! wit sday, Wedne14th Feb. 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