TITLE

Lincoln's Spymaster: Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network (Book)

AUTHOR(S)
Seamon, Richard
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2003, Vol. 129 Issue 9, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the book 'Lincoln's Spymaster: Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network,' by David Hepburn Milton. Aside from well-read Civil War buffs, most people, when asked what they know about that terrible conflict, will speak largely of bloody battlefields and great generals such as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. Few, if any, are likely even to have heard the name of Thomas Haines Dudley. Yet, the lanky Quaker lawyer contributed as much to Union victory as any military hero or politician. Named by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as consul in Liverpool, New York region, Dudley seems to have worked almost 24 hours a day setting up an efficient spy network to keep tabs on Confederate efforts to acquire warships from British shipyards. In speeches and pamphlets, Dudley had remarkable success in keeping British working class firmly on the side of the Union.
ACCESSION #
10811564

 

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