Grant's Secret Service

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The Intelligence War From Belmont to Appomattox:William B. Freis, University of Nebraska Press 2002.
Although the author presents significant information about intelligence operations organized by Grenville Dodge and George H. Sharpe, and others, my impression is there was much more effort extended that is not researchable. There was an operative named Isaac Silver working in Virginia, which is indication there were other Jewish agents whose names were never recorded or disclosed.
In particular Dodge was able to conceal his sources from the bosses in Washington, D.C. and Grant backed him up in this nondisclosure.
Many things that seem cruel and inexplicable were done for reasons that were never disclosed to protect the individuals and the Jewish-Americans as a class.
It is a good book and a quick read, if you can find it.
 

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The railroad industry and the railroad men fought the war and knew it was necessary. The railroads had reached the point in which traffic was going to be connected and big integrated systems were going to operate. There could not be two different labor systems building and maintaining the railroads.
The railroad men, in both the east and the west, were Unionists. Most of the left the south when the war began and the ones that remained were part of the United States' intelligence system.
 


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