The Rebel Scout: A Thrilling History of Scouting Life in the Southern Army


The Rebel Scout offers a rare first-person glimpse of the scouting activities of one of the most successful Confederate spies of the Civil War, who operated in and about Washington, D.C. and vicinity during the entire period of the war. Also included is a copy of a handwritten note of commendation from Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The scout's spying apparatus is described, showing that "moles" and Confederate sympathizers were well in place in the ranks of the Union government from the very start of the conflict. The reader will also find an account of the life of the ex-spy following the end of the war, when he was being hunted because of his suspected complicity in the plot to kill President Lincoln. Here, too, is an account of the means by which some Southern belles frustrated Union soldiers who had come searching for the girls' rebel visitors. Researchers will appreciate the new name, place and subject index which has been added to this edition by John D. Bowman.

Thomas Nelson Conrad

(1904), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 108 pp.

ISBN: 9780788447693