Civil War Spys

Civil War Spys

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  • Civil War Spies Who: Timothy Webster, Elizabeth Van Lew,and Sam Davis help us understand the whole picture about Civil War Spies
  • Timothy Webster
  • There were not only spies in the union but also in the confederacy. Spies came or started in the mid-1861.
  • •Timothy was a Policeman, it wasn't long before he was hired by Allen Pinkerton. •Webster was said to be one of Pinkerton's best detectives. •Not only has he been a detective, but saved Lincoln's life.
  • •While working on a case for Pinkerton he found out about the plot to assassinate president Lincoln. Just in time, Webster told Pinkerton. Pinkerton escorted the president to different trains and to safety.
  • Elizabeth Van Lew
  • •"Elizabeth Van Lew was one of the most successful spies of the american Civil War. During the war, she ran an intelligence operation in the confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. •Elizabeth was known to help union soldiers escape and hide. After they were captured. •" In one instance, She was even involved in stealing a dead union officer's body and sneaking it away from Richmond to be buried under the care of a union sympathizer."
  • Why / How: The fact that Timothy Webster, Elizabeth Van Lew, and many others in history would risk there lives to save someone they don't know, stet they stage for modern people of today. For instance Fire fighters, Police and most of all are veterans. Or just everyday people.
  • Did This Help or Hurt Us Later On
  • Sam Davis "Boy hero of the Confederacy"
  • •Sam Davis has long been held by southerners, in similar standing to the great Revolutionary war spy Nathan Hale. •Davis joined a of army scouts who spied and delivered information to the confederate army of Tennessee. •While performing his duties he was unfortunately captured and executed.
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