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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 360 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 330 14 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 292 2 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 178 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 166 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 162 2 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 75 5 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 56 4 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 52 4 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 42 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Allan Pinkerton, The spy in the rebellion; being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion, revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public, compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln , General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General .. You can also browse the collection for Fitz-John Porter or search for Fitz-John Porter in all documents.

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as my own. This ruse to conceal my identity was a successful one. My true name was known only to General McClellan, and those of my force who were in my employ before the breaking out of the rebellion, and by them it was sacredly kept. Indeed, I doubt if McClellan has ever divulged it to this day, if I may judge by the frequent occurrence of such incidents as the following: A short time since, while on a visit to my New York agency, I chanced to meet one of my old army friends, General Fitz-John Porter. He recognized me, gave me a hearty greeting, and proceeded to address me as Major Allen, after the custom of by-gone days. I permitted the conversation to go on for some time, and then said: Are you not aware, General, that the name of E. J. Allen, which I used during the war, was a fictitious one? He looked at me, as if to satisfy himself that I was not jesting, and then exclaimed: Fictitious! You are not in earnest, Major? I assured him that I was never mor