Spies, Scouts and Raiders

Spies, Scouts and Raiders

Time-Life Books

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 0809447169

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Time-Life Civil War Series 18 of 27

A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps. Fully researched, superbly written.

During the Civil War both North and South employed irregular forces and spies to try to gain advantage over the enemy. This volume looks at these various elements: Confederate spy rings, the Pinkerton agency, Morgan's raiders, Mosby, etc. This book has great photos of artifacts, contemporary photos, and artwork. A fascinating read on how special operations and intelligence-gathering were conducted because these two functions became formalized parts of modern military establishments. It includes sidebars on secret weapons, photos of some of Quantrill's most notorious raiders, U.S. Military Railroads, the General Raid, codes and ciphers and Confederate operations from Canada.

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the disease on his fourth trip to Richmond, Webster could Washington nor send his condition. mond 42 messages two less-experienced opera- John Scully and Pryce Lewis, to see to report Pinkerton, worried about his best agent, sent tives, secret neither return to what had happened. to Rich- Both Scully and Lewis were soon spotted as suspicious characters by Confederate authorities and arrested. It did not help matters when Lewis joined in an escape of prisoners from Henrico Jail

that Curator of the of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. Eustis, Virginia, 1970. A fellow of the Company Historians, he coedited with Colonel Elting of Military Long Endure: The Civil War Years, and he collaborated with Frederick Todd on American Military Equipage. He is the author of Artillery written of the American Revolution, 1775-1783, and has numerous articles for Military Images Magazine. Columbia UniCentury American political and social history, with particular emphasis

Maryland, Federal soldiers confiscate hidden weapons while a sergeant reads documents that he has found. 13 r '.t THE ALARM. (2.) (1.) night, after he had retired, Mr. Lincoln was aroused, and informed that conversation elicited stranger desired to see him on a matter of life and death. * * * ft the fact that an organized body of men had determined that Mr. Lincoln should never leave *"* * Statesmen laid the plan, Bankers indorsed it, and Adventhe City of Baltimore alive. turers were to

1862, BitShintt* when a dawn on northbound passen- ger train pulled by the locomotive General Marin ATLANTA James Andrews' greatest asset as a Union raider, said an admirer, was resembled "the ideal Southern officer." A Georgia stationmaster said of Andrews, "I'd as soon have suspected Mr. Jefferson Davis." that he men rendezvoused in Mariet- Georgia. Sixteen were on hand at steamed into Marietta. The raiders presented tickets and climbed aboard. When passengers and crew got off for

them more than $170,000 of payroll out. I Feder- Mosby gave a false drunken major who questioned west of Harpers Ferry. Arriving about 2:30 — and and burst into the house, B & O. On the chilly night of October 1 3 Mosby with a B & O timetable in took 84 men and this Mosby his jacket bearing his colonel's insignia, as the news passed over was learned that Mos- smashing through the pane, abdomen. Mosby fell, in great pain and bleeding profusely. But somehow he managed to remove

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