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Major-General Grenville M. Dodge's Military Intelligence Operations During The Civil War, Brent Hamilton Ponsford Jan 1976

Major-General Grenville M. Dodge's Military Intelligence Operations During The Civil War, Brent Hamilton Ponsford

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Historical archives bulge with pertinent materials, but the subject of [Civil War intelligence operations] has been an especially neglected topic, neglected, that is, by all but the romancers. Present-day intelligence and security operations are highly sophisticated matters. The substantive discussions they provoke [usually segregated from the public by government classification] tend to be technical, even esoteric, and richly complicated by conflicting schools of thought. Relatively few persons outside the closed circle have gained enough understanding of the subject to write plausibly about it -let alone do historical research on it. As an aspect of Civil War history, the topic still ...