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Death to traitors; the story of General Lafayette C. Baker, Lincoln's forgotten Secret Service chief.

Author: Jacob Mogelever; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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For five years, as Lincoln's Secret Service Chief, Lafayette C. Baker was one of the country's most feared men. This is an account of Baker's life and the effective, but usually undemocratic, methods he employed in his pursuit of the guilty. ().
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mogelever, Jacob.
Death to traitors.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1960
(OCoLC)562472999
Named Person: La Fayette C Baker; La Fayette C Baker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Mogelever; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
OCLC Number: 542216
Description: 429 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The nonconformist --
The vigilante --
Stranger in Washington --
Mission to Richmond --
Raider for Seward --
Stanton's secret legacy --
Unmasking Manassas --
Headquarters : 217 Pennsylvania --
Baker's Bastille : Old Capitol Prison --
"The Slasher" saves an army --
The master detectives --
Prisoners : southern belles and western editors --
In rebel territory --
Rebel women and lady spies --
Baker's rangers --
The reformer --
The great treasury investigation --
The northwest conspiracy --
The cotton trade rings --
The bounty jump raids and victory --
"Find the murderer of the President" --
The search for Booth --
Death to traitors --
Johnson's guardian --
Downfall --
Epilogue.

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For five years, as Lincoln's Secret Service Chief, Lafayette C. Baker was one of the country's most feared men. This is an account of Baker's life and the effective, but usually undemocratic, methods he employed in his pursuit of the guilty. ().

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