Harper's Weekly Text
January 9, 1864,
p. 26 (1-4)
Union scout tells of his first scouting assignment. Sent to
determine from which direction the Confederate army would attack,
the scout was nearly captured when he met Confederate pickets.
Cleverly, the scout passed himself off as an orderly for a colonel
and was escorted into the Confederate camp. When a guard
discovered the scout’s true identity, the scout subdued the guard
and donned his uniform. In this guise, the scout obtained the
intelligence he needed. On his way back to the Union camp, he
again encountered the pickets, who had learned that they were
duped. Fighting fiercely, the scout managed to escape the pickets
and send up the awaited signal to the Union troops.
|Additional Material Relevant to
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November 16, 1861, p. 732 (4)
"The Army of the Potomac—A Scouting Party"
November 16, 1861,
p. 726 (1-4)
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"A Night Scout in the Southwest"
1863, p. 217 (1-4)
"The Life of a Spy—In Nine Tableaux"
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1865, p. 92 (1-4)