- Grenville M. Dodge
- 6th Iowa Cavalry, 1862
- Civil War Prisoners, 1861-65
- Grenville Dodge's Spy Network
- George Spencer: Spy
- Civil War Begins
- Iowa Regiments Leave for War
- Civil War Battle in Iowa
- Iowans Fighting in Civil War
- Annie Wittenmeyer
- Army Hospital Established in Keokuk
- Civil War Women
George Spencer: Spy
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Captain George Spencer, one of Dodge’s agents, crossed enemy lines while still in Union Uniform. He carried a white flag and explained to Confederates that he carried messages regarding the exchange of prisoners. While he traveled through enemy territory, he picked up Southern newspapers and returned to the Union camp with valuable information.
Hey Yank, where you going?
I’ve got important papers for the General. Nice day.
He’s got a lot of nerve, don’t he.
Many of Dodge’s spies were captured by the South, but none betrayed the Union.
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