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Secret missions of the Civil War : first-hand accounts by men and women who risked their lives in underground activities for the North and the South

Author: Philip Van Doren Stern
Publisher: New York : Wing Books ; Avenel, N.J. : Distributed by Random House Value Pub., 1990, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1990 edView all editions and formats
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Presents first-hand accounts by men and women who risked their lives in underground activities for the North and the South. A history of the Civil War's secret missions.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Van Doren Stern
ISBN: 0517000024 9780517000021
OCLC Number: 56838522
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Chicago : Rand McNally, 1959.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Washington the eve of the war / Charles P. Stone --
Founder of the Pinkertons shadows a beautiful Rebel spy / Allan Pinkerton --
Future head of U.S. Secret Service activities goes on his first mission / LaFayette C. Baker --
How the Confederates got arms and ammunition in Europe / Caleb Huse --
First Confederate cruiser puts out to sea / Raphael Semmes --
Confederacy's first government-owned blockade runner begins her career / James D. Bulloch --
Belle Boyd starts her work as a spy / Belle Boyd --
A Union spy tells how he operated / Spencer Kellogg Brown --
Female spy changes her color / S. Emma E. Edmonds --
Carrying a memorized cipher message through the lines / Adam R. Johnson --
Confederate cruiser runs the gantlet [sic] / John Newland Maffitt --
A dummy ironclad goes on a secret mission with no one on board / David Dixon Porter --
Morgan and his men escape from prison / Thomas H. Hines --
The draft riots / Joel Tyler Headley --
Confederate Torpedo Service / R.O. Crowley --
Tallahassee terrifies New York and New England / John Taylor Wood --
Explosion at City Point / Morris Schaff --
Mosby's Greenback Raid / Jonn H. Alexander --
Confederates raid Vermont / John W. Headley --
Destruction of the Albemarle / W.B. Cushing --
Confederates try to burn New York City / John W. Headley --
Capturing a Confederate guerrilla leader / Harry Gilmor --
Lee sends his last message to Jefferson Davis / John S. Wise --
Last of the Confederate cruisers / John Thomson Mason --
Codes and ciphers in the Civil War.
Responsibility: woven into a continuous narrative by Philip Van Doren Stern.

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Presents first-hand accounts by men and women who risked their lives in underground activities for the North and the South. A history of the Civil War's secret missions.

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