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tcgciber Store THE UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE IN THE LATE WAR
THE UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE IN THE LATE WAR.
We are glad present to you a very amazing peace of history about American History. Originally published in 1890 by Dreyer Brooks Publishing Co., St. Louis, MO. THE UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE IN THE LATE WAR. COMPRISING THE AUTHOR S INTRODUCTION TO THE LEADING MEN AT WASHINGTON, WITH THE ORIGIN AND ORGANIZATION OF THE United States Secret Service Bureau, AND A GRAPHIC HISTORY OF RICH AND EXCITING EXPERIENCES, NORTH AND SOUTH. PERILOUS ADVENTURES, HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES, AND VALUABLE SERVICES OF THE DETECTIVE POLICE. By GENERAL LA FAYETTE C. BAKER. ORGANIZER AND FIRST CHIEF OF THE National Secret Service Bureau of the United States, Etc. EMBELLISHED WITH A PROFUSE GALAXY OF MAGNIFICENT FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS OF EXQUISITE BEAUTY, ENGRAVED ON STEEL, WOOD AND STONE BY OUR SPECIAL, CORPS OF ARTISTS INCLUDING F, B. SCHELL, E. B. BENSELL, J. M. BUTLER AND OTHERS. Every Engraving, as well as every Colored Plate contained in this book being protected by copyright, we desire to caution all persons against their reproduction in any form. Any one so offending will be prosecuted.
The binding is nice & tight with no loose or missing pages. The edges of The corners are slightly bumped and worn. The pages are bright with light toning from age and have some scattered foxing throughout which is common for such an old volume. The Book is an original 1890 edition. It measures approx. 9 1/2" tall by 6 1/2" wide. Inside the book front & rear hinges are broken but still firmly attached and holding. Both inside hinges have black tape on it. One plate is almost loose and is in poor condition. The rest of the plate are in great shape. Wonderful 398 pages with Chromolithograph plates in color and plates in sepia tones. The book covers the history of our Secret Service. The book has sixteen chrome color full page plates and nine steel block litho full page plates. Hard Red Covers with gild decorations and gold title letters. Red tape on spine. Decorated end pages. HISTORY: CIVIL WAR: ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN. QUESTIONABLE DEATH OF LA FAYETTE C. BAKER. Book is in fair to poor condition. The pictures are a part of the description. The pictures are on the bottom of the page.Lafayette C. Baker
BAKER, Lafayette C. chief of the United States secret service, born in Stafford, Genesee County, New York, 13 October 1826; died in Philadelphia, 2 July 1868. His grandfather, Remember Baker, was one of Ethan Allen's captains. Baker's father inherited the curious baptismal name of the Green Mountain Boy, as well as his adventurous spirit, and in 1839 removed to Michigan and settled where Lansing, the capital, now stands. Young Baker took part in the work of making a home ill the wilderness, but in 1848 went to New York and Philadelphia, and in 1853 to San Francisco, in each of these cities working as a mechanic. When the lawless element became dominant in San Francisco in 1856, Mr. Baker joined the vigilance committee and took an active part in the summary proceedings that restored order in the city. He went to New York on business in 1861, expecting to return at once, but the civil war intervened, and he went to Washington and offered his services. At the suggestion of General Hiram Walbridge, of New York, he was introduced to General Scott, and, as a result of the interview, he started on foot for Richmond, where, in spite of arrest, imprisonment and several interviews with Jefferson Davis, while under suspension as a spy, he succeeded in collecting much information and returning to Washington after an absence of three weeks. This was but the first of a series of adventures involving high executive ability and a wonderful talent for tracing conspiracy and frustrating the designs of confederate spies and agents. As soon as his abilities were demonstrated to the satisfaction of the government, he was placed at the head of the bureau of secret service, with almost unlimited resources at his command, and in February 1862, the bureau was transferred to the war department. Mr. Baker was commissioned colonel, and subsequently Brigadier-General. His duties naturally made him enemies in influential quarters, and charges of a serious nature were several times preferred against him, but were never substantiated. U.S. Investigator and Spy. He was the organizer and first chief of the National Secret Service Bureau of the United States. Book details his "Rich and Exciting Experiences, North and South, Perilous Adventures, Hair breath Escapes and Valuable services of the Detective Police." Baker's investigative efforts led to the capture of John Wilkes Booth and he received a share of the reward offered for the apprehension of the President's killer. It was never satisfactorily resolved if Baker died of meningitis (as reported) or if he was systematically poisoned (as was learned when his body was exhumed) before he could implicate Secretary of War Edward M. Stanton in the death of President Lincoln. When President Lincoln was assassinated, Colonel Baker organized the pursuit of the murderer, and was present at his capture and death. His agents effected the capture of the other participants in the plot. General Baker published a "History of the United States Secret Service" (Philadelphia, 1868), which is necessarily semi-biographical, and touches authoritatively many disputed passages in the secret history of the civil war.
In giving to the public this volume, it has been the design to present the operations of the Bureau of the Nation al Detective Police during the war, so far as it is proper to make them known to the people. It is not a book of roman tic adventures, but a narrative of facts in the secret history of the conflict, and mainly an exposure of the manifold and gigantic frauds and crimes of both the openly disloyal and the professed friends of the Republic. Many reports are introduced, some of which are lengthy, and portions of them are dry, because they are the official records of the work done, and the verification of the statements made, and the highest vindication of the character and importance of the secret service. Passages occur in them, the propriety of which many readers may question, but their omission would have weakened the strength of the reports, and softened down the enormity of the offenses charged upon certain individuals. The whole volume might have been made up of chapters very similar to those of the first hundred pages or more, but we preferred to sacrifice the peculiar interest, to some extent, of a merely sensational work sketches of exciting scenes and hair-breadth escapes for the greater object of an authentic official record of the vast amount of indispensable service rendered to the Government, during nearly four years of bloody strife, with the months of trial and agitation which followed. The plan of the book was, therefore, chosen by the responsible head of the bureau, while the introductory chapters were written by another, whose, editoral aid was secured in the general preparation of the annals for the press. No desire or effort has been cherished to wantonly expose or wound in feeling any man, and therefore initials, for the most part, alone appear ; but a faithful history of transactions under the authority delegated to the Bureau, will unavoidably reach the sensibilities of persons of distinction, no less than those in humble life. The volume of war records, the most of which have never before met the public eye, is offered to the people as a part of the veritable history of the most extraordinary and perilous times the Republic has known, or is likely to pass through again.
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GENERAL BAKER AND THE BUREAU OF SECRET SERVICE. The Ancestry and Birth-place of General Baker - His Early Life - Residence in California - Is a Member of the Vigilance Committee - Returns to New York in 1861 - Visits Washington - Interview with General Scott - Enters the Secret Service - The Great Facts established and illustrated by these Annals
ORIGIN OF THE BUREAU OF DETECTIVE SERVICE. The first visit to Washington - Interview with General Hiram Walbridge, and Hon. W. D. Kelley - Introduction to General Winfield Scott - Return to New York - Appointed by General Scott to renew the Attempt to visit Richmond - The first Failure - Crossing the Lines - The Arrest - Examinations - Sent to General Beauregard - On to Richmond
RESIDENCE IN RICHMOND. Summoned to an interview with Jeff. Davis - Subsequent Examinations by him - Critical Emergencies - Mr. Brock - "Samuel Munson " - Confidence secured - Mr. "Munson " is appointed Confederate Agent - Original Letters from Davis, Toombs, and Walker - Starts for the North - Unpleasant Delays - A Narrow Escape - Reaches the Potomac - Deceives the Dutch Fishermen and runs the Rebel Gauntlet safely
NORTHERN EXPERIENCES AS CONFEDERATE AGENT. Hospitalities by the way - The Report to General Scott - Operations in Baltimore - The Janus-faced Unionist - A rich Development in Philadelphia - The Arrests - Amusing Prison Scene tcg_rare
TREASON AND TRAITORS AT THE NORTH. Baltimore - The Detective Service and the Arrest of the Maryland Legislature - The Refugee and the Spy - The Pursuit and the Capture - Traitors at Niagara Falls - Acquaintance with them - The Arrest - In Fort Lafayette
A KNIGHT OF THE GOLDEN SQUARE. P. H. F., alias Carlisle Murray, a Knight of the Golden Square - The Arrest - Release - Papers of F. examined - Secretary Seward's Order for a Second Arrest - On the Track - The Rural Retreat - Mr. Carlisle Murray a Reformer and Lover - The Official Writ - The Astonished Landlord and Landlady - A Scene Report
DISLOYALTY AMONG THE POSTMASTERS. A Mystery - The Result of Cabinet Meetings in Washington known in Richmond - The Detectives learn the Reason - A Visit to Lower Maryland - Amusing Scenes - The Mysterious Box - The Reports - A Rebel Letter
FRAUDS DISLOYALTY IN MARYLAND. The Freighted Traveler - Treason and Frauds overlooked in the Rising Storm of Rebellion - The Bankers - The Pretty Smuggler - Reliable Character of the Detective Bureau - Disloyalty, and its Punishments in Lower Maryland - The Friends of Hon. Montgomery Blair and the Quinine Traffic - "Chunook " Telegrams
OFFICIAL SERVICES AND EMBARRASSMENTS NEW ORDER OF THINGS. The Bureau transferred to the War Department - Dr. H., and the Perilous Adventure of which he was the occasion - Report of the Case - Arrest of the Leaders of a great secret Southern Organization - Documents and Letters
THE BUREAU IN CANADA IN THE ARMY. Tricks of False Correspondence - Mr. Delisle and the "Secret Secession Legation"
WEALTHY TRAITORS FRUITLESS SCHEMES. John H. Waring - His Operations - An Efficient Tool - Walter Bowie - A Wild Career - Rebel Mail - Contrabands - Extracts from the Private Journals of Rebel Spies
SLAVERY PLAYING REBEL GENERAL FIRST DISTRICT CAVALRY. The Hostages - Mr. Lincoln - Deceiving the Rebels - A successful Game - Organization of the First District Cavalry - Its Services
FIRST DISTRICT CAVALRY. Leaving Camp again - "Wilson s Raid" - Battles - The Escape of Kautz - The End of Regimental Service
THE ANIMUS OF SECESSION. A Disloyal Pastor and his Friends compelled to "do justly" - The "Peculiar Institution" Dies Hard - Man-Stealers Foiled in their Schemes of Robbery
ENGLISH SYMPATHY WITH THE SOUTH NEGRO-HATE IN WASHINGTON. An English Emissary of the South He Deceives the Secretary of State My Acquaintance with Him The Fruitless Effort to Betray Me The Journey to the Old Capitol Prison Negro-hate in the National Capital
GIGANTIC VICES OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Gambling and the Gamblers The Purpose to Break up the Dens Discouraged The Midnight Raid Results Drinking and Liquor Saloons The Deecent upon them Broken up Licentiousness and its Patrons The Raid on their haunts at Dead of Night The Arrests
A PERILOUS ADVENTURE. Pope s Defeat Banks Advance The Importance of communicating wit" him The Successful Attempt Rebel Pursuers The Escape
SPECULATION AND FRAUD. Devices of Contractors Detection of Forage Contractor Appeal to the President Further Frauds as "Silent Partner"
A FEMALE ADVENTURER. Woman in the Rebellion Her Aid indispensable in the worst as well as the best Causes-A Spicy Letter Miss A. J. Vidocq's Experience
THE BOUNTY JUMPERS. Fraudulent Practices of Bounty Brokers and Jumpers-Contrast between English and American Deserters Plans to check Desertion, and bring Criminals to Justice
THE BOUNTY JUMPERS AND BROKERS. Quotas filled with Falsified Enlistment-Papers Arrest of Brokers Amusing and Exciting Scene The Hoboken Raid Slanderous Charges Large Number of Arrests Incarceration in Fort Lafayette Other Arrests- Trial before a Military Commission
BOUNTY JUMPING INCIDENTS. Personal Experience in Bounty Jumping A Perfect Trump Detectives En listed Passes obtained for Bounty Jumpers Arrest and Surprise Court- Martial and Conviction
BOUNTY JUMPERS IN ORGANIZED BANDS. Gipsy-like Bounty Jumpers Wholesale Bounty Jumping carried on adroitly by a Gang of Operators Opposition from a Canadian Gang Thirty-two Thousand Dollars in as many Days Frauds in Drafting An Old Man put in as a Substitute A Boy Decoyed His Adventures A Mother of Thirteen Children Unavailing Efforts of a Mother in search of her Idiotic Son
THE GREAT CONSPIRACY. Aafaasinations Eglon, King of Moab Caesar, Emperor of Rome James I. of England Marat, the French Revolutionary Leader Alexander of Russia Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States
THE ASSASSINS CAPTURED. Excitement around my Headquarters at Washington The Chief Conspirator A Graphic Narrative of his Arrest His Burial Desire for Relics from bin Body Hanging of the Conspirators
THE DETECTIVE POLICE AND THE ARREST OF TUB ASSASSINS. Personal Relations to President Lincoln His Kindness and Confidence My Order to Pursue the Conspirators Results Statements of Subordinates and Others
LETTERS ON THE ASSASSINATION. Jacob Thompson Volunteer Suggestions respecting the Assassin s Hiding- Places before his Death, and the Disposal of his Remains afterward Threats of more Assassinations A Mysterious Letter J. H. Suratt
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF WIRZ. My Connection with the Imprisonment of Wirz and Jeff Davis Vigilance in Guarding the Prisoner Mrs. Wirz visits her Husband He desires a Call The Interview Attempted Suicide
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
STEEL PLATE OF GEN. BAKER, - FRONTISPIECE.
CHROMATIC PLATES. DETECTIVE WORK AROUND THE BALTIMORE DEPOT. " HERE IS A DESERTER, CAPTAIN ! " " LET ME SEE YOUR TICKET ! " " HE WAS HERE ASKED TO TAKE A DRINK." - COLONEL BAKER SPYING AROUND RICHMOND. " I GUESS YOU ARE MISTAKEN, SIR, MY NAME IS MUNSON. " - WITH A CRY OF DISTRESS, HE STAGGERED AND FELL. THE COFFIN CONTAINED FIFTY-SIX SHARP'S RIFLES. " IS IT POSSIBLE THAT MEN CAN BE FOUND TO DESECRATE THE RESTING PLACE OF THE DEAD? " - THE MADDEST MAN IN ALL MARYLAND. TAKE THE BABY; WHAT IN H - I, DO WE WANT OF THE BABY?" - THE POOR WOMAN SEEKING HER BOY. " WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY POOR CON? " - FLIGHT OF BOOTH AND HAROLD - THE TRAGEDY AT GARRETT'S, J. WILKES BOOTH. SERGEANT BOSTON CORBETT. CONGER SEES BOOTH IN THE BURNING BARN. BOOTH, THE ASSASSIN, BROUGHT TO BAY.
COLORED PLATES. COL. BAKER'S INTERVIEW WITH JEFF. DAVIS - RECEIVING RELIGIOUS TRACTS FROM BELLE BOYD IN THE REBEL STOCKADE AT MANASSAS JUNCTION - CAPTURE OF A REBEL CONGRESSMAN ON SUSPENSION BRIDGE AT NIAGARA FALLS - CAPTURE OF A REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER. DEATH OF A REBEL SPY - REBEL CONTRIBUTION TO THE LOYAL CAUSE - CAPTURE OF A CORRESPONDENT OF THE LONDON TIMES - COL. BAKER CARRYING DISPATCHES TO GENERAL BANKS - CAPTURE OF BOUNTY JUMPERS AT HOBOKEN - BOOTH AND HAROLD CROSSING THE POTOMAC - PLANNING THE CAPTURE OF BOOTH - DEATH OF J. WILKES BOOTH, THE CHIEF CONSPIRATOR - SECRET BURIAL OF BOOTH - EXECUTION OF THE ASSASSINS - INQUEST HELD UPON THE BODY OF BOOTH - GEN. BAKER FOILS WIRZ'S ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. tcg_rare
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DEDICATION TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
To the People of this Great Nation, And more especially TO THE BRAVE BOYS IN BLUE AND THEIR HEROIC LEADERS, Who so Gallantly and Valorously bore our Country Through the Pestilential Ordeal of Secession and the Great Civil War, And who lifted the dark pall of Slavery from our National Escutcheon, restoring, with new lustre, A BRIGHTNESS THAT CAN NEVER AGAIN BE SHADOWED, This Volume of True and Stirring Narrative is Earnestly, Affectionately and Patriotically Dedicated by their Humble and Devoted Servant, LA FAYETTE C. BAKER, LATE CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL SECRET SERVICE BUREAU.
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