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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

“Upon secrecy, success depends” intelligence operations during the southern campaign of the American Revolution
by Seielstad, Kristen M., M.A., College of Charleston, 2010, 78; 1475876
Abstract (Summary)

Intelligence gathering played a major role in both British and American military operations during the American Revolution. This study presents an analysis of these intelligence activities during the southern campaign of the war as it was fought in the Georgia and the Carolinas between 1779 and 1781. It will analyze the methods by which soldiers and civilians collected information about the enemy during this campaign, and seek to determine how military commanders utilized such information as intelligence prior to battle. This study differentiates between passive and active intelligence gathering in effort to illustrate the degree to which both methods were relied upon to gain accurate information about enemy forces.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Preston, David L.
Commitee: Boucher, Christophe, McCandless, Amy, Sinisi, Kyle S.
School: College of Charleston
Department: History
School Location: United States -- South Carolina
Source: MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, Military history
Keywords: American Revolution, Espionage, Georgia, Intelligence operations, North Carolina, Reconnaissance, Revolutionary War, South Carolina, Southern campaign
Publication Number: 1475876
ISBN: 978-1-109-75838-2
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