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Boy Meets Girl/North Meets South: The Story of Antonia Ford

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Historian Susan Inskeep Gray outside the old Ford home, now the Ford Building, in Old Town Fairfax, Va.
Rebecca Sheir
Historian Susan Inskeep Gray outside the old Ford home, now the Ford Building, in Old Town Fairfax, Va.

Arrested for espionage during the Civil War, smitten with a Union officer, Southern belle Antonia Ford's story reads almost like a soap opera. Rebecca Sheir visits the old Ford home in Fairfax, Va., and speaks with historian Susan Inskeep Gray, who says while Ford's status as a spy was never verified, her love was tried and true.

[Music: "Always" by Patsy Cline from Definitive Collection]

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