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Between the Lines Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After   By: (-1916)

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BETWEEN THE LINES

Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After

by

BVT. MAJOR H. B. SMITH

Chief of Detectives and Assistant Provost Marshal General with Major General Lew Wallace Civil War

[Illustration: H. B. SMITH.]

Booz Brothers 114 West Fifty Third Street New York

Copyright, 1911, by Henry Bascom Smith

Press of J. J. Little & Ives Co. New York

DEDICATED TO SAMUEL GRAHAM BOOZ

TO WHOSE PERSISTENCY IN THUMPING OUT ON HIS TYPEWRITER THE WORDS HEREIN HAS RENDERED IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO INFLICT MY FIFTY YEAR OLD STORIES ON MY FRIENDS

CONTENTS PAGE

APOLOGY 17

FILE I

The Harry Gilmor Sword General Wallace's Comments 21

FILE II

1861 1862 New York Harbor Fort Schuyler Fort Marshal Aunt Mag 25

FILE III

1862 1863 Fort McHenry General Morris Colonel Peter A. Porter Harper's Ferry Halltown Trip to Johnson's Island Lieutenant General Pemberton and other Confederate Officers Ohio Copperheads Incident of York, Pa., Copperheads Dramatic incident on July 4th, 1863, at Fort McHenry 30

FILE IV

A taste of the Draft Riots, July 13th, 1863, when conveying wounded Confederates from Gettysburg to David's Island, New York Harbor Governor Seymour's questionable conduct A mysterious Mr. Andrews of Virginia "Knights of the Golden Circle" "Sons of Liberty" and a North Western Confederacy Uncle Burdette The Laurel incident 37

FILE V

Appointed Assistant Provost Marshal at Fort McHenry, where I began my first experience in detective work Somewhat a history of my early life Ordered to execute Gordon by shooting 50

FILE VI

Detective work required an extension of territory A flattering endorsement by Colonel Porter Introducing Christian Emmerich and incidentally Charles E. Langley, a noted Confederate spy 57

FILE VII

Investigator's education I branded E. W. Andrews, adjutant general to General Morris, a traitor to the Colors 63

FILE VIII

Initial trip down Chesapeake Bay after blockade runners and contraband dealers and goods, incidentally introducing Terrence R. Quinn, George G. Nellis and E. W. Andrews, Jr. A description of a storm on the Chesapeake 66

FILE IX

General Wallace assumes command of the Middle Department General Schenck's comments on Maryland Colonel Woolley 79

FILE X

Here begins my service as an Assistant Provost Marshal of the Department and Chief of the Secret Service Confederate General Winder's detectives E. H. Smith, special officer, War Department Mrs. Mary E. Sawyer, Confederate mail carrier W. V. Kremer's report on the "Disloyals" north of Baltimore 83

FILE XI

Mrs. Key Howard, a lineal descendant of the author of "The Star Spangled Banner," forgetting her honor, prepared to carry a Confederate mail to "Dixie" Miss Martha Dungan Trip on the steam tug "Ella" Schooner "W. H. Travers" and cargo captured James A. Winn, a spy Trip to Frederick, Maryland 92

FILE XII

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