Civil War Spies

    Date Event
    In snowy Washington, imprisoned spy Rose Greenhow meets with the Commission on Political Prisoners
    In Georgia, Union infiltrators commandeer a Confederate train and initiate the "Great Locomotive Chase"
    In Georgia, the leader of the Union raid on the Confederate rail system is captured
    In Richmond, Virginia, Union agent Timothy Webster becomes the first spy executed during the war
    In Atlanta, James J. Andrews is executed for his role as leader of the raid on the Georgia rail system
    In Atlanta, seven Union raiders from the failed attack on the Georgia rail system are hanged as spies
    In Atlanta, the captured Union raiders from the failed attack on the Georgia rail system stage a mass escape
    - In Tennessee, daring Confederate spy mission fails and two are tried and hanged
    In Little Rock, Arkansas, seventeen year-old David Dodd is hanged as a spy on the grounds of his old school
    - Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew risks her life to shelter escaping Union officers in her Richmond home
    In Louisville, Kentucky, captured Confederate guerrilla M. Jerome Clarke, rumored to be "Sue Mundy," is executed for murder
    In New York Harbor, convicted Confederate spy and New York City arsonist Captain Robert Cobb Kennedy is executed
    In New Bern, North Carolina, a reported Confederate attempt to destroy the city by arson fails
    The U.S. Supreme Court decides "Ex Parte Milligan" in favor of the plaintiffs and orders them released
    In Columbus, Ohio, Lambdin P. Milligan walks free after almost two years in prison
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