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The Resource Secret Yankees : the Union circle in Confederate Atlanta, Thomas G. Dyer

Secret Yankees : the Union circle in Confederate Atlanta, Thomas G. Dyer

Label
Secret Yankees : the Union circle in Confederate Atlanta
Title
Secret Yankees
Title remainder
the Union circle in Confederate Atlanta
Statement of responsibility
Thomas G. Dyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Vermont native, Cyrena moved to Atlanta with her husband, Amherst, in 1854. After war had broken out between the states, Amherst escaped to the North, ostensibly on business. Union authorities eventually arrested him as a Southern spy. Meanwhile, Cyrena stayed behind. Hiding her small Union flag in her sugar bowl, suppressing but not moderating her well-known pro-Northern views, she belonged to a secret circle of Unionists - white and black, male and female - who lived in fear of their lives but nevertheless managed to aid Union prisoners of war, protect the interests of slaves and freedmen, and spirit military intelligence out of the city - eventually to the benefit of Sherman's advancing army
  • An intriguing story of loyalty and patriotism, Secret Yankees offers a perspective on the Civil War ignored in previous accounts. Arrested on suspicion of spying (the penalty was death) but released by Southern authorities, her house destroyed by Union shelling during the vividly rendered fall of Atlanta, Cyrena Stone survived the war to see the triumph of the cause for which she had risked her life
  • During the Civil War, a small group of Unionists - some, though not all, Northern-born - found themselves trapped in the largest Southern city between Richmond and New Orleans. Atlanta was a Confederate bastion. The military ruled, and it brooked little dissent. But, as Thomas G. Dyer reveals in Secret Yankees, the Confederate military hadn't reckoned on Cyrena Stone
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Dyer, Thomas G
Dewey number
973.7/41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F294.A857
LC item number
D94 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War, society, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unionists (United States Civil War)
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Georgia
Label
Secret Yankees : the Union circle in Confederate Atlanta, Thomas G. Dyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Cyrena and Amherst Stone -- Loyalty under fire: unionists and the secession crisis -- "The knell of all our bright hopes" -- The limits of loyalty -- "A perfect reign of terror" -- Amherst Stone's mission -- Exit and espionage -- "The red waves of war" -- "Like the frozen snake": unionists during battle and occupation -- The loyalty of reconstruction, the reconstruction of loyalty, 1865 -- Claims of loyalty -- Postscript
Control code
39391106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 383 pages
Isbn
9780801861161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98028165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Secret Yankees : the Union circle in Confederate Atlanta, Thomas G. Dyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Cyrena and Amherst Stone -- Loyalty under fire: unionists and the secession crisis -- "The knell of all our bright hopes" -- The limits of loyalty -- "A perfect reign of terror" -- Amherst Stone's mission -- Exit and espionage -- "The red waves of war" -- "Like the frozen snake": unionists during battle and occupation -- The loyalty of reconstruction, the reconstruction of loyalty, 1865 -- Claims of loyalty -- Postscript
Control code
39391106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 383 pages
Isbn
9780801861161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98028165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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