Civil War Secret Marker Kit

$14.95

The American Civil War probably involved more spying, including more people, than any other conflict in our history. Spies targeted the capitals of the North and South, Washington and Richmond, which lay only 100 miles apart. Union agents effortlessly maneuvered in and out of Richmond while Confederate spies easily set up headquarters in Washington. However as both sides suffered embarrassing defeats from careless security, organized intelligence programs gradually emerged. Sophisticated civilian and military spy networks were managed through secret communication using intermediaries, double agents, disappearing ink, complex cyphers, code books, counter-intelligence, and propaganda.

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