The Secret War for the Union: The Untold Story of Military Intelligence in the Civil War

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014/07/01 - 760 ページ
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Most histories of the Civil War have largely ignored the issue of military intelligence. At the end of the war, most of the intelligence records disappeared, remaining hidden for over a century. This is the first book to examine the impact of intelligence on the Civil War, providing a new perspective on this period in history.


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THE SECRET WAR FOR THE UNION: The Untold Story of Military Intelligence in the Civil War

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A detailed study based on the previously forgotten files of the army's Civil Warera Bureau of Military Information, buried in a storage room until 1959 when they were found by the author in Washington ... レビュー全文を読む

The secret war for the union: the untold story of military intelligence in the Civil War

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At the start of the Civil War, neither the Union nor the Confederate armies had any formal military intelligence-gathering activities. Fishel, an intelligence officer for over 30 years at the National ... レビュー全文を読む


1 Twenty Thousand Potential Spies
2 First Bull Run
3 Known in Richmond in TwentyFour Hours
4 The Phony War of 1861
5 Mr Pinkertons Unique Arithmetic
6 Outnumbered on the Peninsula
7 Hard Lessons from Professor Jackson
16 Pinpoint Intelligence and Hairline Planning
17 Paralyzed by a Real Jackson and a Phantom Longstreet
18 Lees Army Vanishes
19 Pursuit
20 Lost Intelligence Lost Batde
21 Joe Hookers Magnificent Error
22 Reaping the Pennsylvania Harvest

8 Too Little and Too Soon
9 All the Plans of the Rebels
10 Luck Runs Out for Palmer and Stine
11 The Blind Campaign of Fredericksburg
12 A New Client for Attorney Sharpe
13 Ten Days of Southern Hospitality
14 Rebel Spies Are Now Second Best
15 The Gray Fox Swallows the Bait
23 The Thirtieth of June
24 Decision and Victory
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著者について (2014)

Edwin C. Fishel began thirty years of service during World War II, working first as a chief intelligence reporter in the National Security Agency and later as the director of the National Cryptologic School Press. He lives in Arlington, Virgina.