Book Discussion on A Spy for the Union

Corey Recko talked about his book A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster. Timothy Webster was a policeman and then… read more

Corey Recko talked about his book A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster. Timothy Webster was a policeman and then a Pinkerton detective before becoming a spy for the Union during the Civil War. He traveled to the Confederate capital multiple times and made many connections high up in the Confederate military and government. He was the Union’s top spy when he was betrayed by fellow spies in 1862 and became the first spy executed in the Civil War. close

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Book Discussion on A Spy for the Union

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318943-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 19, 2014
Last Aired:
Sep 8, 2014

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  • Jul 19, 2014 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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