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By Heather Lehr Wagner

The tales of the lads and ladies who served as spies within the Civil battle provide a desirable glimpse into the powerful passions that divided a country. Many have been another way 'ordinary' americans who had obtained no designated education in intelligence collecting, yet easily listened and watched what was once occurring round them after which handed that details directly to those that wanted it. Spies equivalent to Allan Pinkerton, Elizabeth Van Lew, Belle Boyd, and Rose O'Neal Greenhow vividly illustrate the differing motivations and backgrounds of these who grew to become interested by espionage. during this name, extra serious details got here from former slaves, nurses, and ladies and men who discovered themselves in opposed territory while the struggle all started. "Spies within the Civil battle" delves into those tales of braveness in the course of clash, including to the wealthy heritage of the Civil struggle.

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