Spies, Scouts and Raiders
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Time-Life Civil War Series 18 of 27
A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps. Fully researched, superbly written.
During the Civil War both North and South employed irregular forces and spies to try to gain advantage over the enemy. This volume looks at these various elements: Confederate spy rings, the Pinkerton agency, Morgan's raiders, Mosby, etc. This book has great photos of artifacts, contemporary photos, and artwork. A fascinating read on how special operations and intelligence-gathering were conducted because these two functions became formalized parts of modern military establishments. It includes sidebars on secret weapons, photos of some of Quantrill's most notorious raiders, U.S. Military Railroads, the General Raid, codes and ciphers and Confederate operations from Canada.
hospitality offered by the Mosby's local population, guerrillas frequently divided the bounty of their — foodstuffs and other supwho had — with farmers and livestock, raids villagers plies done them those who toward favors. Rules of behavior offered shelter were rigidly en- man who broke into forced; for example, one when criticized for women and had been have been travel on district of war. all the children, too, same would me. Those who a road running through a
Mundy's" infamous hanged population of 2,500. His discovery of military supplies in a warehouse gave Lane all the excuse he needed to raze and plunder the town. His ings; men burned all but three build- robbed the banks, stores and homes of private citizens; shot nine civilians or may who may not have been disloyal to the Union; — Lawrence at least 300 of the brigade so drunk that they had to ride in wagons they had stolen. With them went 350 horses and mules, along with 200 newly
slaves to Missourians at five dollars a head. Hinds was on the spot by a jury of jayhawkers, found guilty and hanged. By way of explanation, Jennison later issued a statement to newspapers. "It was never our intention," he wrote, "to meddle with anyone's political views unless he shall have been engaged in manhunting, or has by the commission of some high crime forfeited the right to live tried among During the first us." months of the War, Jenni- of being the county seat, Jennison
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Hole, Virginia, 57 Brady, Mathew, photograph by, 48 Bragg, Braxton, 75, 78, 79 Bridges: demolition techniques, 96-97; protection of, 104-105; repair of, 104 Brown, Egbert, 158 Brown, George William, 18 Brown, John, 108-109, 141, 159 Bryan, E. Pliny, 45-46 and Todd, 152-153 Buchanan, James, 23 Burnside, Ambrose, 55, 58, 84, 1 16; Coleman, E. C. See Shaw, HenryColeman's Scouts, 79 Colorado troops, 2nd Cavalry- Regiment, 158 Condor (blockade runner), 31 Confederate Army: and Mosby, 115-116; and