Two Faced Spy

Artist / Writer: Mike Koulermos

Civil War Spies. Heroes or Traitors. 

Civil War Spies were everywhere during the Civil War. 

It was impossible to tell if someone was pro Union or pro Confederate, which made it easy for spies to infiltrate groups and gather information. 

Both sides heavily employed spies and made great use of espionage during the war. 

It was critical for both sides to have as much information about the enemy as possible because even the slightest edge could win or lose a battle. 

Grant’s use of the Army of the Potomac’s Bureau of Military Information played a significant role in Lee’s defeat. 

His battlefield successes involved little more than the bludgeoning of an undermanned and outgunned opponent.