Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Mar. 27–Apr. 17
Instructor: Jim Anderson
Against the backdrop of the Civil War, we continue our examination of the efforts of the two warring governments to establish effective intelligence organizations. In Part 1, we discussed the use of tradecraft techniques, such as code-breaking, deception, and covert surveillance. We also saw how both sides experimented with technologies, such as the telegraph and reconnaissance balloons. In Part 2, the first lecture will discuss the history and impact of Mosby’s Rangers on the local area. The following three lectures will examine the intelligence contributions of both sides during the Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg campaigns. As in Part 1, the focus will be less on the battlefield, and more on the battle of wits. Note that enrollment in Part 1 is not required to participate in Part 2.
See R316 for instructor information.