Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War

Author: Donald E. Markle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781810371

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book covers the entire history of Civil War espionage including an extra chapter on espionage after the war ended. The activities and tactics of hundreds of spies are described, including in-depth descriptions of spymasters like Allan Pinkerton, Lafayette Baker, and Generals Dodge, Sharpe and Garfield. The book also examines the role of the negro underground organisationsd and women spies.

Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War

Author: Donald E. Markle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Intelligence service

Page: 273

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The most comprehensive work on the subject ever written, this book covers the entire history of Civil War espionage for both the Union and Confederate armies. This revised edition includes new photographs and drawings of both Union and Confederate spies, and new chapters including 'After Life' -- the stories of what happened to many notorious spymasters after the war, and 'Amateur Hour' -- new information about the extensive intelligence gathering done by the civilian population. With an appendix of all known Civil War spies -- 432 in all, a comprehensive bibliography of books written by Civil War spies, and a glossary of Civil War spy terms, this book is the ultimate guide to understanding Civil War espionage, and the foundation it built for modern-day military intelligence.

Scouts and Spies of the Civil War

Author: William Gilmore Beymer

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803262065

Category: History

Page: 221

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The Civil War was the backdrop for the formation of numerous secret service organizations and the theater for a host of characters involved in espionage from both the North and the South. The pool of spies and scouts comprised diverse individuals, ranging from eager young volunteers signing up for ?extra dangerous duty? for their respective armies to society ladies spying for both the Union and the Confederacy. ø At the turn of the nineteenth century, William Gilmore Beymer went in search of the stories of these first spies and recorded his findings in Scouts and Spies of the Civil War. Beymer?s endeavor was one of the first attempts to move the study of Civil War scouts and spies away from the realm of ?cloak and dagger? romance stories to historical research grounded in factual details. Included in this dynamic collection are personal narratives told to Beymer by a few surviving secret service operatives; stories pieced together from diaries, journals, letters, and archival research; and the remembrances of family and friends that tell of the mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons who risked their lives for their cause.

Southern Lady, Yankee Spy

The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy

Author: Elizabeth R. Varon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195179897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A portrait of the Union spy leader notes her organization's efforts to gather intelligence, compromise Confederate efforts, and aid Union prisoner escapes, citing her sometimes controversial stands on such issues as slavery and war. (Biography)

King of Spies

The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052542993X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was stationed on Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After three months' training he was sent to Korea, then a backwater largely beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Nichols quickly insinuated himself into the affections of South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, and became a key player in the American war effort. Harden traces Nichols's rise and ruin-- and in doing so explains the history of our foreign policy mess with North Korea.

Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War

Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America’s Heartland

Author: Stephen E. Towne

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 082144493X

Category: History

Page: 488

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Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War represents pathbreaking research on the rise of U.S. Army intelligence operations in the Midwest during the American Civil War and counters long-standing assumptions about Northern politics and society. At the beginning of the rebellion, state governors in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois cooperated with federal law enforcement officials in various attempts—all failed—to investigate reports of secret groups and individuals who opposed the Union war effort. Starting in 1862, army commanders took it upon themselves to initiate investigations of antiwar sentiment in those states. By 1863, several of them had established intelligence operations staffed by hired civilian detectives and by soldiers detailed from their units to chase down deserters and draft dodgers, to maintain surveillance on suspected persons and groups, and to investigate organized resistance to the draft. By 1864, these spies had infiltrated secret organizations that, sometimes in collaboration with Confederate rebels, aimed to subvert the war effort. Stephen E. Towne is the first to thoroughly explore the role and impact of Union spies against Confederate plots in the North. This new analysis invites historians to delve more deeply into the fabric of the Northern wartime experience and reinterpret the period based on broader archival evidence.

The Fox and the Hound

The Birth of American Spying

Author: Donald E. Markle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781813211

Category: History

Page: 265

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Most books about espionage in the American Revolutionary War tend to focus solely on General George Washington, but as noted historian Donald E. Markle explores in this fascinating account, there was an entire system of intelligence communication autonomous from his direction. General Washington and General Charles Cornwallis were engaged in a constant battle to outmaneuver each other, and Cornwallis seemed to always be one step behind Washington and his intelligence departments. As the war progressed, the Americans and British slowly learned one another's tactics, allowing the hunt between the fox (Washington) and the hound (Cornwallis). THE FOX AND THE HOUND walks readers through the early stages of the war, when gathering and distributing intelligence was a challenge without a centralized government to organize a network. Markle tells us how and why Washington created multiple intelligence-gathering departments within the colonies, which included most of the East Coast from Georgia to New Hampshire and even parts of Canada - all operating under a command structure unique to their surrounding geography. This book explores the many depths of the intelligence networks from civilian men and women who dedicated their lives to the American cause, to the introduction of code ciphers and the first spy equipment such as David Bushnell's turtle submarine and Benjamin Franklin's jet boat. Without the dedication of Washington and his innovative loyal supporters, it's quite possible that the outcome of the war may have been different. Military and American history enthusiasts will find this a valuable resource for their collections.

The Secret History of World War II

Spies, Code Breakers, and Covert Operations

Author: Neil Kagan,Stephen G. Hyslop

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217013

Category: HISTORY

Page: 351

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From spy missions to code breaking, this richly illustrated account of the covert operations of World War II takes readers behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history. a From the authors who createdaEyewitness to World War IIaand numerous other best-selling illustrated reference books, this is the shocking story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome of one of the world's greatest conflicts-and the destiny of millions of people. National Geographic's landmark book illuminates World War II as never before by taking you inside the secret lives of spies and spy masters; secret agents and secret armies; Enigma machines and code breakers; psychological warfare and black propaganda; secret weapons and secret battle strategies. Seven heavily illustrated narrative chapters reveal the truth behind the lies and deception that shaped the osecret war;o eight essays showcase hundreds of rare photos and artifacts (many never before seen); more than 50 specially created sidebars tell the stories of spies and secret operations. Renowned historian and top-selling author Stephen Hyslop reveals this little-known side of the war in captivating detail, weaving in extraordinary eyewitness accounts and information only recently declassified. Rare photographs, artifacts, and illuminating graphics enrich this absorbing reference book.

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent

How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War

Author: Thomas B. Allen

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426304019

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

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Provides a biography of this courageous ex-slave who worked to establish the Underground Railroad, became a Union Army spy, and helped more than seven hundred slaves find their way to freedom in the North.

Grenville Mellen Dodge in the Civil War

Union Spymaster, Railroad Builder and Organizer of the Fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry

Author: James Patrick Morgans

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786470690

Category: History

Page: 204

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In 1861, Colonel Grenville Dodge organized the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment and led them off to war. They had few uniforms or weapons and were more of a mob than a military unit, but Dodge shaped them into a fighting force that won honors on the battlefield and gained respect as one of the best regiments in the Union army. Promoted to the rank of major-general, Dodge became one of the youngest divisional, corps and departmental commanders in the Army. A superb field general, he also organized a network of more than 100 spies to gather military intelligence and built railroads to supply the troops in the Western Theater. This book covers Dodge's Civil War career and the history of the 4th Iowa, who fought at Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, Chattanooga and Atlanta.

The Fire of Freedom

Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War

Author: David S. Cecelski

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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Examines the life of a former slave who became a radical abolitionist and Union spy, recruiting black soldiers for the North, fighting racism within the Union Army and much more.

Ghosts of the Civil War

Author: Cheryl Harness

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780689869921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Lindsey thinks the Civil War is just another dull moment in our nation's history -- until she meets the ghost of Willie Lincoln. He takes her back in time to witness the war firsthand. Lindsey watches in awe as the Yankee and the Rebels battle at Fort Sumter and as General Lee surrenders at the Appomattox. And just as the war is ending, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln occurs before her eyes. When she returns to present, Lindsey realizes "the Civil War is a whole lot more than cannons and flags and stuff." With Harness's vivid illustrations, compelling dialogue, and detailed timelines, any young reader will realize it too.

A Spy for the Union

The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster

Author: Corey Recko

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476606307

Category: History

Page: 224

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Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. As an operative for Pinkerton's agency, Webster excelled. His cases included tracking a world famous forger, investigating grave robberies in a Chicago cemetery, and seeking to uncover a plot to destroy the Rock Island Bridge. It was also as a Pinkerton detective that Webster made his greatest contribution to his country when he was part of a small group of operatives that uncovered a plot to assassinate then President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. He traveled to the Confederate Capital multiple times and made many connections high up in the Confederate military and government. For a time he was the Union's top spy, but his career came to an abrupt end when, in 1862, he was betrayed by fellow spies and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.

Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America's First Private Eye

Author: Samantha Seiple

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545709016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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"From Samantha Seiple, the award winning author of Ghosts in the Fog, comes the first book for young adults to tell the story of Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye. Lincoln's Spymaster tells the dangerous and action-packed adventures of Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye and Lincoln's most trusted spymaster. Pinkerton was just a poor immigrant barrel-maker in Illinois when he stumbled across his first case just miles from his home. His reputation grew and people began approaching Pinkerton with their cases, leading him to open the first-of-its-kind private detective agency. Pinkerton assembled a team of undercover agents, and together they caught train robbers, counterfeiters, and other outlaws. Soon these outlaws, including Jesse James, became their nemeses. Danger didn't stop the agency! The team even uncovered and stopped an assassination plot against president-elect Abraham Lincoln! Seeing firsthand the value of Pinkerton's service, Lincoln funded Pinkerton's spy network, a precursor to the Secret Service. Allan Pinkerton is known as the father of modern day espionage, and this is the first book for young adults to tell his story!

Her Majesty's Spymaster

Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452287471

Category: History

Page: 235

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A dramatic narrative of the career of Queen Elizabeth I's intelligence operative documents how he helped the monarch outmaneuver Catholic Spain and France by pioneering techniques that served to expose double agents, spread disinformation, and decipher codes. By the author of Battle of Wits. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Lincoln's Spymaster

Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network

Author: David Hepburn Milton

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811751619

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 4749


Details the overseas diplomatic and intelligence contest between Union and Confederate governments Documents the historically neglected Thomas Haines Dudley and his European network of agents Explores the actions that forced neutrality between England and the Union The American Civil War conjures images of bloody battlefields in the eastern United States. Few are aware of the equally important diplomatic and intelligence contest between the North and South in Europe. While the Confederacy eagerly sought the approval of Great Britain as a strategic ally, the Union utilized diplomacy and espionage to avert both the construction of a Confederate navy and the threat of war with England.

A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Author: Mark A. Lause

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252093593

Category: History

Page: 248

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This unique history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that laid the groundwork for freemasonry in the United States, Mark A. Lause analyzes how the Old World's traditions influenced various underground groups and movements in America, particularly George Lippard's Brotherhood of the Union, an American attempt to replicate the political secret societies that influenced the European Revolutions of 1848. Lause traces the Brotherhood's various manifestations, including the Knights of the Golden Circle (out of which developed the Ku Klux Klan), and the Confederate secret groups through which John Wilkes Booth and others attempted to undermine the Union. This book shows how, in the years leading up to the Civil War, these clandestine organizations exacerbated existing sectional tensions and may have played a part in key events such as John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Lincoln's election, and the Southern secession process of 1860-1861.

The New Spymasters

Inside the Modern World of Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror

Author: Stephen Grey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466867132

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The old world of spying-dead-letter boxes, microfilm cameras, an enemy reporting to the Moscow Center, and a hint of sexual blackmail-is history. The spymaster's technique has changed and the enemy has, too. He or she now frequently comes from a culture far removed from Western understanding and is part of a less well-organized group. The new enemy is constantly evolving and prepared to kill the innocent. In the face of this new threat, the spymasters of the world shunned human intelligence as the primary way to glean clandestine information and replaced it with an obsession that focuses on the technical methods of spying ranging from the use of high-definition satellite photography to the global interception of communications. However, this obsession with technology has failed, most spectacularly, with the devastation of the 9/11 attacks. In this searing modern history of espionage, Stephen Grey takes us from the CIA's Cold War legends, to the agents who betrayed the IRA, through to the spooks inside Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Techniques and technologies have evolved, but the old motivations for betrayal-patriotism, greed, revenge, compromise-endure. Based on years of research and interviews with hundreds of secret sources, Stephen Grey's The New Spymasters is an up-to-date exposé that shows how spycraft's human factor is once again being used to combat the world's deadliest enemies.

The Enemy Within

A History of Spies, Spymasters and Espionage

Author: Terry Crowdy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780962436

Category: History

Page: 368

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Separating myth from reality, The Enemy Within traces the history of espionage from its development in ancient times through to the end of the Cold War and beyond, shedding light on the clandestine activities that have so often tipped the balance in times of war. This detailed account delves into the murky depths of the realm of spymasters and their spies, revealing many amazing and often bizarre stories along the way. From the monkey hanged as a spy during the Napoleonic wars to the British Double Cross Committee in World War II, this journey through the history of espionage shows us that no two spies are alike and their fascinating stories are fraught with danger and intrigue.