Surveillance and spies in the Civil War

By Stephen E. Towne

Surveillance and spies in the Civil War : exposing Confederate conspiracies in America's heartland
Added October 2, 2015

Surveillance and spies in the Civil War : exposing Confederate conspiracies in America's heartland 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 ~ from library catalog  

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