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Civil War, U.S.

  • By: Theresa S. Hefner-Babb
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

During the U.S. Civil War (1861–65), both the Union and Confederacy employed deceptive practices in hopes of defeating the enemy and winning the war. Efforts at deception included civilian spies, military intelligence, sabotage, and agreements for foreign support. Ultimately, ...

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