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Scouts and Spies of the Civil War

by Beymer, William Gilmore
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Fall 2003
ISBN: 080326206X

This reprint of the classic 1912 work, which was the first seriously researched attempt to examine Civil War scouts and spies, includes an introduction by historian William B. Feis. The work primarily consists of a collection of personal narratives told to Beymer from surviving operatives, stories pieced together from diaries and other personal correspondence, and remembrances of family and friends.

review of Scouts and Spies of the Civil War, by Beymer, William Gilmore, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2003).