Photo of White House of the Confederacy housekeeper puts face on intimate witness to history

  • by: STEVE SZKOTAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 19, 2014 - 10:45 AM

RICHMOND, Va. — Mary O'Melia left Ireland for America as a young widow with three children before she was hired as housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy. An intimate witness to history, she also has been much of a mystery.

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