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Spy Felix Grundy Stidger

We teamed up with Mr. Arnie Mueller and visited the home of Civil War Spy Felix Grundy Stidger in Taylorsville, Kentucky.

 In 1864, Stidger infiltrated The Knights of the Golden Circle and fed information that foiled plots that would have been devastating to the Union. His work also lead to the arrest of about 100 people.

Felix Grundy Stidger was born on August 5th, 1836 in Taylorsville, Kentucky. Taylorsville is a home rule-class city in Spencer County, Kentucky, United States. It is the county seat of Spencer County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 763 and was estimated at 1,275 in 2018. It was incorporated in 1829. His father was a carpenter and his mother the daughter of a farmer In 1838, Stidger’s father died, leaving his mother to care for Felix and his two younger siblings, including a six-month old baby. Narcissa raised her children, teaching them in homeschool and working as a seamstress to make ends meet.

 We tell the story in this video! Stidger’s house in Taylorsville is currently seeking grants for its renovation and to turn it into a museum.  Check out this video by Family Tree Nuts for more information about Spy Felix Grundy Stidger.

 

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