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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2007 04:06 pm
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This man (subject of the weekend trivia question) got me interested in a subject I know nothing about. In June of 63 he was caught posing as a yankee officer, tried by a Drumhead Court and Hanged. This man was Bragg's chief of artillery, see "Staff Officers in Gray" by Kirk, page 363, however on April 3, 1863 Bragg detailed him as a cavalry officer under an assumed name, see O.R. 52 pt.II, page 451. This was the spring and summer that Bragg and Rosecrans were playing cat and mouse over large parts of Tennessee and North Georgia, Bragg must have known his real mission, and there must have been others, you would not send out just one spy to cover such a large area. Does anyone know any good sources for espionage in the western theater.

Dennis Conklin

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