Surveillance and spies in the Civil War exposing Confederate conspiracies in America's heartland /

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Main Author: Towne, Stephen E., 1961- (Author)
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Athens : Ohio University Press, [2015]
Series:Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the midwest
Online Access: Available only to UIC users
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Table of 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.