The Secret War for the Union: The Untold Story of Military Intelligence in the Civil War by Edwin C. Fishel

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

'“The former chief intelligence reporter for the National Security Agency brings his professional expertise to bear in this detailed analysis, which makes a notable contribution to Civil War literature as the first major study to present the war’s campaigns from an intelligence perspective. Focusing on intelligence work in the eastern theater, 1861–1863, Fishel plays down the role of individual agents like James Longstreet’s famous ‘scout,’ Henry Harrison, concentrating instead on the increasingly sophisticated development of intelligence systems by both sides. . . . Expertly written, organized and researched.” —Publishers Weekly   “Fundamentally changes our picture of the secret service in the Civil War.” —The Washington Post'
'“The former chief intelligence reporter for the National Security Agency brings his professional expertise to bear in this detailed analysis, which makes a notable contribution to Civil War literature as the first major study to present the war’s campaigns from an intelligence perspective. Focusing on intelligence work in the eastern theater, 1861–1863, Fishel plays down the role of individual agents like James Longstreet’s famous ‘scout,’ Henry Harrison, concentrating instead on the increasingly sophisticated development of intelligence systems by both sides. . . . Expertly written, organized and researched.” —Publishers Weekly   “Fundamentally changes our picture of the secret service in the Civil War.” —The Washington Post'
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 9780544388130 Pages: 760