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Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland

Stephen E. Towne 1961-

Athens, OH : Ohio University Press 2014

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  • Title:
    Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland
  • Author: Stephen E. Towne 1961-
  • Subjects: Spies -- Confederate States of America; Spies -- United States -- History -- 19th century; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service; Electronic books
  • Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: ""Secret Secessionism in Our Midst""; 2: Investigating Desertion and Disloyalty; 3: "They Are Doing Us an Immense Amount of Good"; 4; An Odious System of Espionage; 5: Watching "Mr. Jones"; 6: "It Is Impossible to Doubt This"; 7: "What I Say about Secret Dangers Is Well Considered and Based on Fact"; 8: "When Government Determines to Act"; 9: "I Feel Provoked beyond Measure at the Indifference of the President"; 10: A "Narrow Escape from a Civil War"; 11: "I Make No Assertions without Proof "; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    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 senti ;Description based upon print version of record.
  • Publisher: Athens, OH : Ohio University Press
  • Creation Date: 2014
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (443 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0-8214-4493-X
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
    GPTC ALMA
  • NZ MMS ID: 9913739589402931
  • IZ MMS ID: 9913666757802961$$IUWG

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