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Confederate operations in Canada during the civil war

Confederate operations in Canada during the civil war

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Published by McGill University, Dept. of History in Montreal, Que .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canada -- History -- 1841-1867.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George H. Whyte. --
    SeriesCanadian theses = Thèses canadiennes
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 reel (vi, 200 l.)
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22235889M


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Confederate Operations in Canada From the earliest days of the Civil War the Confederacy had a secret operation in Canada with two main purposes. First, Canada provided a safe haven for Confederate prisoners of war who escaped from the prison camps in the North, and second, it served Confederate operations in Canada during the civil war book a relay point for communications between England and the.

Confederate operations in Canada during the civil war book Operations in Montreal during the American Civil War. Reviewed by Mark Collin Reid — Posted Ma Buy the Book at Chapters-Indigo. Montreal, City of Secrets: Confederate Operations in Montreal during the American Civil War by Barry Sheehy Baraka Books.

Confederate Operations in Montreal during the American Civil War By Barry Sheehy with photography by Cindy Wallace Baraka Books, pages $ Reviewed by Sandra Stock Originally published in Quebec Heritage News, Spring “The main theme of this book is the little-known role that.

Taken prisoner during that raid, Headley managed to escape and made his way to Canada, where he volunteered to take part in clandestine operations in the northern states. John William Headley was a young man from western Kentucky who went to war inserving first in then Lt.

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During the Civil War a number of secret operations sprang up, some at the direction of the government, some with its tacit approval, and some that were under only the most tenuous control, or even under no control.

In completing my next book, City of Secrets, about Confederate operations in Montreal during the American Civil War, I have used the ledgers for June through November to identify historical characters who appear to be in both Montreal and Niagara.

In some cases, the Barnett register helped confirm the presence in Canada of important. Confederate Operations in Canada and New York I’ve been working my way through this book as part of some ongoing research and thought I’d share its history here. From what I’ve gathered so far, it is the only primary source work pertaining to Confederate Secret Service activities in the north during the latter half of the war.

During the American Civil War, the Confederate government’s largest foreign secret service base was in Montreal. Montreal, then the largest city in British North America, has kept secret its unique role in the American Civil War ever since. Based on original archival research, Barry Sheehy challenges core tenets of the American Civil War Brand: Baraka Books.

Confederate operations in Canada during the civil war book During the Civil War the Confederate State and War Departments regularly carried out clandestine operations in, and from, Canada, then part of the British Empire. These operations intensified after May with the arrival in Canada of two new Confederate commissioners, Jacob Thompson, representing the State Department and Clement Clay of the.

When the Civil War commenced, Canada was still six years away from nationhood, and its million citizens therein called Canadians were officially British North two decades the Underground Railroad had had links to Canada,and by more t people of color were living north of the border.

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Details *. Get this from a library. Montreal, city of secrets: Confederate operations in Montreal during the American Civil War. [Barry Sheehy; Cindy Wallace] -- Presents the history of Montreal, the city, which hosted the Confederacy's largest foreign secret service base during the American Civil War.

Confederate Operations in Canada and New York From the earliest days of the Civil War the Confederacy had a secret operation in Canada with two main purposes. First, Canada provided a safe haven for Confederate prisoners of war who escaped from the prison camps in the North, and second, it served as a relay point for communications between.

New history documents Canada’s surprising role in U.S. Civil War Open this photo in gallery: Confederate dead by a fence on the Hagerstown. The Confederate States had no such secret-service organization as was developed and used by the Federal Government during the Civil War, and yet it is probably true that, in the matter of obtaining needed military information, the Confederacy was, on the whole, better served than was the course, many uses of the Federal secret service were not necessary in the South.

Overview. During the Civil War, a number of secret confederacy organizations emerged. Some of these organizations were under the direction of the Confederate government, others operated independently with government approval, while still others were either completely independent of the government or operated with only its tacit acknowledgment.

During the war it sat in an interesting strategic situation. It was too small to be worth a concentrated push, and too far inland to make it worth an overland advance. It was accessible by river, but the Cashie River is the epitome of swamp; in many areas the water is so low you cannot differentiate the river from the swamps surrounding it.

Headley served as a spy for Gen. Braxton Bragg and rode with Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Later in the war, he served with the Confederate Secret Service under Colonel Robert Martin in Canada.

In Headley wrote a book dealing with his wartime service for the Confederacy entitled "Confederate Operations in Canada and New York". William A. Tidwell establishes the existence of a Confederate Secret Service and clarifies the Confederate decision making process to show the role played by Jefferson Davis in clandestine operations.

While the book focuses on the Confederate Secret Service's involvement with the Lincoln assassination, the information presented has implications for various other aspects of the Civil War.2/5(1).

Confederate operations in Canada and New York by Headley, John W. (John William), b Publication date Topics Headley, John W. (John William), b, Secret service -- Confederate States of America, Soldiers -- Southern States Biography, Canada -- History, United States -- History Civil War,New York (State) -- History, Pages: A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital: Vol 2 (Collector's Library of the Civil War) by John B.

Jones: A Rebel War Clerk's Diary-Vol I by John B. Jones: Recollections of a Private: A Study of the Army of the Potomac (Collector's Library of the Civil War) by Warren Lee Goss: Reminiscences of the Civil War by John Brown Gordon.

The Confederate commander at Manassas was Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, the dapper, voluble hero of Fort Sumter, Napoleonic in manner and aspiration. Heading the Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley was Gen.

Joseph E. Johnston, a small, impeccably attired, ambitious but cautious man with a piercing gaze and an outsized sense of dignity. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource: illustrations: Contents: Prologue; Silence: The Confederacy and Montreal; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1; Montrealand the Confederacy; HUB OF CONFEDERATE SECRET SERVICE ACTIVITY; CONFEDERATE OPERATIONS MOUNTED OUT OF CANADA; Chapter 2; Confederate.

About U.S., Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, This collection includes records of Confederate prisoners of war from the United States. You can learn more about this collection at the FamilySearch website.

1st ed Confederate Civil War Cavalry Four Years in the Saddle Harry Gilmor Harry Gilmor was a 19th-century Confederate cavalry officer during the American Civil War. He wrote an autobiographical sketch of his role in the Civil War, focusing heavily.

Blood and Daring will change our views not just of Canada's relationship with the United States, but of the Civil War, Confederation and Canada itself. In Blood and Daring, lauded historian John Boyko makes a compelling argument that Confederation occurred when and as it did largely because of the pressures of the Civil readers will be shocked by Canada's deep connection to the war /5(39).

"Come Retribution" is a lengthy and often technically detailed effort to place the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln into the context of Confederate Secret Service operations during the Civil War.

The first half of the book lays the ground work by an extended discussion of Confederate intelligence and covert action by: 8. THE LOST CAUSE A NEW SOUTHERN HISTORY OF THE WAR OF THE CONFEDERATES Containing a Full and Authentic Account of the Rise and Progress of the Late Southern Confederacy – The Campaigns, Battles, Incidents, and Adventures of the Most Gigantic Struggle of the World’s History DRAWS FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES AND APPROVED BY THE MOST DISTINGUISHED Seller Rating: % positive.

The task of compiling these records for Confederate soldiers began in NARA describes this effort: “The compilation of service records of Confederate soldiers was begun in under the direction of Brig. Gen. Fred C. Ainsworth, head of the Record and Pension Office of the War Department.