Albert Deane Richardson's "The Secret Service, The Field, The Dungeon, and The Escape"

Albert Deane Richardson's "The Secret Service, The Field, The Dungeon, and The Escape"

Author: 
Albert Deane Richardson

Richardson's memoir includes explicit reference to the methods he employed to remain undercover during his Southern reporting foray in the months before the Civil War and the system of ciphers he used to code the stories he sent back North to the New York Tribune via commercial establishments.

Book Excerpt: 
"On Tuesday, February 26th, I left Louisville, Kentucky, by the Nashville train. Public affairs were the only topic of conversation among the passengers. They were about equally divided into ethusiastic Secessionists, urging in favor of the new movement that negroes already commanded higher prices than ever before; and quasi Loyalists, reitering, 'We only want Kentucky to remain in the Union as long as she can do so honorably.' Not a single man declared himself unqualifiedly for the Government . . . "
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 1865-01-01
Rights Information: 
public domain
City of Publication: 
Philadelphia
Book Publisher: 
American Publishing Co.