Publisher description for Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War / written by Thomas B. Allen ; with illustrations by Carla Bauer.


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Readers discover that Harriet Tubman—well known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad—was also a spy for the Union Army. They will learn about her connection to famed abolitionist John Brown and how she led a daring night raid up South Carolina's Combahee River, dodging torpedoes, destroying a supply depot, torching homes, and freeing more than 750 plantation slaves.

Also, see how secret reports known as Black Dispatches provided the Union Army with a steady stream of intelligence that contributed mightily to the North's victory in the Civil War.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Tubman, Harriet, -- 1820?-1913 -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Underground railroad -- Juvenile literature.