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By Heather Lehr Wagner,Tim McNeese

The tales of the boys and ladies who served as spies within the Civil battle supply a desirable glimpse into the robust passions that divided a country. Many have been differently 'ordinary' americans who had acquired no particular education in intelligence amassing, yet easily listened and watched what was once occurring round them after which handed that details directly to those that wanted it. Spies reminiscent of 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 fascinated by espionage. during this identify, extra serious info got here from former slaves, nurses, and ladies and men who came across themselves in antagonistic territory whilst the battle all started. "Spies within the Civil struggle" delves into those tales of braveness in the course of clash, including to the wealthy historical past of the Civil War.

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