The Secret War between the States This is a remarkable story of a young Secret Service officer-only twenty years old when he entered into the service-who served throughout the American Civil War t principally among the battle and smoke of the field of conflict but in the shadowy world of espionage and counter espionage. Bascom-Smith initially joined the artillery, but was transferred into the Provost Marshal's department. Soon intelligence work with prisoners, the pursuit of blockade runners and the investigation, discovery and exposure of Confederate agents, spies and would be assassins became his thrilling, fascinating and daily work. This is an entirely different view of the Civil War as told through the recollections and correspondence of a member of the early U. S Intelligence agencies. Available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket, head and tail bands and gold foil lettering to the spine-a perfect addition to the library of every avid book collector.