Spies in the Civil War

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The soldiers who fought on the battlefields were not the only heroes of the Civil War. The women and men who lived and worked behind enemy lines to seek out information were brave and independent heroes. Their spirit and ingenuity turned the tide of many battles and saved many lives. This book tells the story of a few whose names are known and honors the valor of those whose names are forever secrets of war.

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Overview

The soldiers who fought on the battlefields were not the only heroes of the Civil War. The women and men who lived and worked behind enemy lines to seek out information were brave and independent heroes. Their spirit and ingenuity turned the tide of many battles and saved many lives. This book tells the story of a few whose names are known and honors the valor of those whose names are forever secrets of war.

Describes the covert actions which occurred on both sides during the Civil War.

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Gr 5-8-Each of these slim volumes begins with the same two maps: "Strategic Theater" in 1863 and "Civil War in the East: Virginia & Maryland." Forts introduces five key military sites, describing their histories and the key battles fought there. The maps are particularly useless in this book, as children will have to know where the forts are in order to locate them. Secret Weapons actually covers innovative warfare, such as the use of balloons and the Gatling gun. Although the weakest of the three volumes, it does gather this information together in one convenient package. In Spies, readers meet the "stars" (Allan Pinkerton, Belle Boyd, Elizabeth Van Lew), as well as some lesser-known operatives. Children will particularly enjoy the chapter on codes. On the whole, these three volumes will be popular with those who have a new interest in the Civil War, and will be stepping stones to more advanced research. Black-and-white photos and reproductions add interest.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791054277
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Untold History of the Civil War Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps 6
Civil War Chronology 8
I The Spying Game 11
II Spy Masters, North and South 15
III Master Spies of the Union 21
IV Master Spies of the Confederacy 33
V The Spy Catchers 45
VI Codes and Ciphers of the Civil War 49
Afterword: A Lost Story 57
Glossary 59
Further Reading 61
Websites About Spies in the Civil War 62
Index 63
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