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The Secret Service in the late war : comprising the author's introduction to the leading men at Washington, with the origin and organization of the detective police, and a graphic history of his rich experiences, North and South, his perilous adventures, hairbreadth escapes and valuable service, etc., etc.

Author: La Fayette C Baker; Frederic B Schell; Rea & Sharp,; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Philadelphia : John E. Potter and Company, [1874] ©1874
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Genre/Form: History
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Baker, La Fayette C. (La Fayette Curry), 1826-1868.
Secret Service in the late war: (...).
Philadelphia : John E. Potter, 1874
(OCoLC)647632604
Named Person: La Fayette C Baker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: La Fayette C Baker; Frederic B Schell; Rea & Sharp,; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
OCLC Number: 2902857
Notes: Published in 1889 under title: The United States Secret Service in the late war, and in 1894 under title: Spies, traitors, and conspirators of the late Civil War.
Selected chapters from the author's History of the United States Secret Service.
Illustrations signed: F.B. Schell, Rea-Sharp.
Publisher's advertisements on 3 unnumbered pages at end.
Description: 398 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: General Baker and the Bureau of Secret Service --
Origin of the Bureau of Detective Service --
Residence in Richmond --
Northern experiences as Confederate agent --
Treason and traitors at the North --
A Knight of the Golden Square --
Disloyalty among the postmasters --
Frauds ; Disloyalty in Maryland --
Official services and embarrassments ; New order of things --
The Bureau in Canada ; In the army --
Wealthy traitors ; Fruitless schemes --
Slavery ; Playing rebel general ; First District Cavalry --
First District Cavalry --
The animus of secession --
English sympathy with the South ; Negro-hate in Washington --
Gigantic vices of the national capital --
A perilous adventure --
Speculation and fraud --
A female adventurer --
The bounty jumpers --
The bounty jumpers and brokers --
Bounty jumping incidents --
Bounty jumpers in organized bands --
The great conspiracy --
The assassins captured --
The detective police and the arrest of the assassins --
Letters on the assassination --
Attempted suicide of Wirz.
Other Titles: History of the United States Secret Service.
Responsibility: by General L.C. Baker, late chief of the National Detective Police.

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