Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Towne, Stephen E., 1961- author

Title Surveillance and spies in the Civil War : exposing Confederate conspiracies in America's heartland / Stephen E. Towne
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, [2015]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xi, 430 pages)
Series Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest
Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Contents Introduction: the secret history of the Civil War in the north -- "Secret secessionism in our midst": the failure of civilian investigations in the old northwest, 1861-62 -- Investigating desertion and disloyalty: Henry B. Carrington and the Knights of the Golden Circle in Indiana, 1862-63 -- "They are doing us an immense amount of good": the rise of army intelligence operations in the old northwest in 1863 -- An odious system of espionage: the intelligence network created by the Enrollment Act, 1863 -- Watching "Mr. Jones": army surveillance of Clement L. Vallandigham, the Ohio gubernatorial election of 1863, and plots to release Confederate POWs in the fall of 1863 -- "It is impossible to doubt this": army intelligence in the Northern Department in early 1864 -- "What I say about secret dangers is well considered and based on fact": how Rosecrans's detectives infiltrated the secret organizations in early 1864 -- "When government determines to act": how Carrington's detectives infiltrated the secret organizations in 1864 -- "I feel provoked beyond measure at the indifference of the president": convincing Lincoln of the danger of insurrection, summer 1864 -- A "narrow escape from a Civil War": the triumph of military intelligence in august 1864 -- "I make no assertions without proof": preserving the northwest in the fall of 1864 -- Postscript: the evidence of conspiracy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Spies -- Confederate States of America.
Spies -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 082144493X (electronic bk.)
9780821444931 (electronic bk.)