Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program, free and open to the public in the Wooster Branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries; continuing with quality programs! Thank you to our CWRT members, the Wayne County Libraries, R.W. Gasbarre & Assoc. Surveyors, Ed & Penny Gasbarre, and John Spaziani for being sponsors of our WC CWRT!!
Raylene Hlavaty of Jeromesville, OH and “cabinet member” of the WC CWRT, will portray Rose O’Neale Greenhow, a Confederate spy. “Rose” was a Washington socialite and confidant of presidents, senators and congressmen in the years leading up to the war. Her strong opinions, sharp eye and late-night meetings caught the attention of Allan Pinkerton and ended in house arrest followed by the Old Capitol Prison. After a total of nine months, Rose was released on the condition that she go south and not return until the end of hostilities. Rose spent a year in Richmond and then sailed to Europe at the request of President Davis to garner support for the Confederacy. Unfortunately, she was not able to secure the assistance of Britain or France.
“Raylene” has enjoyed singing and acting since childhood which prompted her mother to enroll her in the Wayne Center for the Arts Youth Theater program a few summers. She graduated from Ohio State in 1992 with a B.A. in English. She became interested in history after college when she viewed a video of David Barton recounting the story of the bullet holes left in George Washington’s coat after the Battle of Monongahela in the French and Indian War. Since then, she has been busy searching out the workings of God in history. She is married to Mike Hlavaty and retired from homeschooling their three boys.
Gerald Payn, WC CWRT Coordinator, 330-345-5547
Above is photo of Raylene as Rose Greenhow.