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Secret missions of the Civil War; first-hand accounts

Author: Philip Van Doren Stern
Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally [1959]
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These selections cover operations in Canada, Europe, and on the high seas as well as in the battle areas and other sections of the United States. (Publisher).
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
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Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1900-1984.
Secret missions of the Civil War.
Chicago : Rand McNally, 1959
(OCoLC)562938270
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Van Doren Stern
OCLC Number: 680269
Description: 320 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Washington on the eve of war / Charles P. Stone --
The founder of the Pinkertons shadows a beautiful Rebel spy / Allan Pinderton --
The 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 --
The first Confederate cruiser puts out to sea / Raphael Semmes --
The 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 --
A female spy changes her color / S. Emma E. Edmonds --
Carrying a memorized cipher message through the lines / Adam R. Johnson --
A Confederate cruiser runs the gantlet / 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 --
The Confederate torpedo service / R.O. Crowley --
The Tallahassee terrifies New York and New England / John Taylor Wood --
The explosion at City Point / Morris Schaff --
Mosby's greenback raid / John H. Alexander --
The Confederates raid Vermont / John W. Headly --
The destruction of the Albemarle / W.B. Cushing --
The 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 --
The last of the confederate cruisers / John Thomson Mason --
Codes and ciphers in the Civil War.
Responsibility: by men and women who risked their lives in underground activities for the North and the South, woven into a continuous narrative.

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These selections cover operations in Canada, Europe, and on the high seas as well as in the battle areas and other sections of the United States. (Publisher).

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