Stealing Secrets

How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War

Author: H. Donald Winkler

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402254768

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1983

Clandestine missions. Clever, devious, daring. Passionately committed to a cause. During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated in the world's second-oldest profession-spying-a profession perilous in the extreme. The tales of female spies are filled with suspense, bravery, treachery, and trickery. They took enormous risks and achieved remarkable results-often in ways men could not do. As stated on the grave marker of Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew: "She risked everything that is dear to man-friends, fortune, comfort, health, life itself." Told with personality and pizzazz, author H. Donald Winkler uses primary Civil War sources such as memoirs, journals, letters, and newspaper articles, plus the latest in scholarly research, to make these incredible stories come alive.

In Disguise!

Undercover with Real Women Spies

Author: Ryan Ann Hunter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582703833

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 5115

Looks at the history's most daring women, including profiles of such figures as Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman, CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and Chinese Revolution-era spy Eva Wu.

MALVERN HILL, RUN UP TO GETTYSBURG

Author: Nicholas J. Santoro

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491740892

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 4543

"This book takes a critical look at the war itself and its leaders, for the most part from a tactical perspective, or how the battles were fought, but also from a strategic perspective, that is, why the battles were fought"--Introd.

Southern Lady, Yankee Spy

The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy

Author: Elizabeth R. Varon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195179897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1343

A portrait of the Union spy leader notes her organization's efforts to gather intelligence, compromise Confederate efforts, and aid Union prisoner escapes, citing her sometimes controversial stands on such issues as slavery and war. (Biography)

Wild Rose

The True Story of a Civil War Spy

Author: Ann Blackman

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812970454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 377

View: 402

Drawing on a previously unpublished journal, a profile of a remarkable woman describes the espionage career of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a grande dame of Washington society and devotee of the Southern cause who used her connections and her charm to provide valuable information about Union military secrets to the Confederacy during the Civil War. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Miss Lizzie's War

The Double Life of Southern Belle Spy Elizabeth Van Lew

Author: Rosemary Agonito

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762785888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7973

As the Civil War ground on, an underground Unionist movement flourished in the heart of the Confederacy, led by an unlikely leader. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy and well connected member of Richmond’s elite, risked everything to help save the Union, skillfully directing this clandestine group and becoming General Ulysses S. Grant’s spy in Richmond. Surrounded by a cadre of “slaves” secretly freed and working with her at the risk of their lives--and hers--Lizzie becomes a pivotal character in the narrative that reveals the complexity and horror of war and the possibility of ultimate redemption. Based on an incredible true story, Lizzie's War revolves around a number of elements: the intrigue involved in Elizabeth’s double life, her scheme to plant a former slave as her spy in the Jefferson Davis home, her secret romance with a Union prisoner, the dangerous work and conspiracies entailed in running a spy network for the Federal Government in the Confederate capital, terrifying flights to freedom engineered by Elizabeth for escaped prisoners and slaves, and ongoing Confederate surveillance, investigations and arrests of Unionists.

She Went to the Field: Women Soldiers of the Civil War

Author: Bonnie Tsui

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461748496

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 1229

This exciting new volume profiles several substantiated cases of female soldiers during the American Civil War, including Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (aka Private Lyons Wakeman, Union); Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka Private Frank Thompson, Union); Loreta Janeta Velazquez (aka Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate); and Jennie Hodgers (aka Private Albert D. J. Cashier, Union). Also featured are those women who may not have posed as male soldiers but who nonetheless pushed gender boundaries to act boldly in related military capacities, as spies, nurses, and vivandieres ("daughters of the regiment") who bore the flag in battle, rallied troops, and cared for the wounded. Examining the Civil War through the lens of these women soldiers who fought in the conflict offers valuable insight on existing historical work. This volume will acquaint readers with these women, offering in-depth biographies and behind-the-scenes information. While drawing from recent academic work, Women Soldiers of the Civl War is a lively text geared toward the general-audience reader.

Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War

Author: Donald E. Markle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781810371

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 7881

This book covers the entire history of Civil War espionage including an extra chapter on espionage after the war ended. The activities and tactics of hundreds of spies are described, including in-depth descriptions of spymasters like Allan Pinkerton, Lafayette Baker, and Generals Dodge, Sharpe and Garfield. The book also examines the role of the negro underground organisationsd and women spies.

Women in the Civil War

Author: Mary Elizabeth Massey

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803282131

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 8917

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Writing with Scissors

American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Ellen Gruber Garvey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986355

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8653

Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks-the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to farmwomen, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their reading. Writing with Scissors opens a new window into the feelings and thoughts of ordinary and extraordinary Americans. Like us, nineteenth-century readers spoke back to the media, and treasured what mattered to them. In this groundbreaking book, Ellen Gruber Garvey reveals a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture, where the proliferating cheap press touched the lives of activists and mourning parents, and all who yearned for a place in history. Scrapbook makers documented their feelings about momentous public events such as living through the Civil War, mediated through the newspapers. African Americans and women's rights activists collected, concentrated, and critiqued accounts from a press that they did not control to create "unwritten histories" in books they wrote with scissors. Whether scrapbook makers pasted their clippings into blank books, sermon collections, or the pre-gummed scrapbook that Mark Twain invented, they claimed ownership of their reading. They created their own democratic archives. Writing with Scissors argues that people have long had a strong personal relationship to media. Like newspaper editors who enthusiastically "scissorized" and reprinted attractive items from other newspapers, scrapbook makers passed their reading along to family and community. This book explains how their scrapbooks underlie our present-day ways of thinking about information, news, and what we do with it.

Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison

Author: Belle Boyd,Sam Wilde Hardinge

Publisher: London : Saunders, Otley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Secret service

Page: N.A

View: 7374

They Fought Like Demons

Women Soldiers in the American Civil War

Author: DeAnne Blanton,Lauren Cook Wike

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807128060

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 8645

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Author: Karen Abbott

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006209291X

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 2698

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who were spies. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O’Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy contains 39 black & photos and 3 maps.

A Yankee Spy in Richmond

Author: David D. Ryan

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811766365

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 3645

She walked the streets of Richmond dressed in farm woman’s clothing, singing and mumbling to herself. Soon her suspicious and condescending neighbors began referring to her as “Crazy Bet.” But she wasn’t mad; she had purpose in her doings. She wanted people to think she was insane so that they would be less likely to ask her questions and possibly discover her goal: to defeat the South and to end slavery. Elizabeth Van Lew, of Crazy Bet, was General Ulysses S. Grant’s spy in the capital city of the Confederacy.

Courageous Women of the Civil War

Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More

Author: M. Cordell

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613732031

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 2016

These women took action in many ways: disguised as soldiers, working as field medics, as spies risking death to secure or pass along information, and more. Contextualizing sidebars and Civil War history are woven seamlessly throughout, giving students a clear overview of the war in addition to the spotlight on often overlooked women's roles. Also included are numerous historic photos, source notes, and a bibliography, making this an invaluable resource for any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 3768

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

The American Civil War

A Hands-on History

Author: Christopher J. Olsen

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9780374707316

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8741

Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning Confederate fortunes, to Lincoln's assassination and the advent of Reconstruction, The American Civil War covers the entire sectional conflict and at every juncture emphasizes the decisions and circumstances, large and small, that determined the course of events.