Re: Confederate Secret Service
The CSS in Canada was run by Jacob Thompson and Clement C. Clay. John Porterfield a former banker from Nashville had a plan to destabilize United States currency with a buyout of greenbacks. George P. Kane wanted to free prisoners from Johnson's Island. Dr. Luke P. Blackburn of Kentucky proposed spreading yellow fever to the North through infected clothing. Kane had other proposals but they were nixed by General Lee as were suggestions from the Reverned Kensey Johns Stewart. In Lee's own words "I have not a high opinion of Mr. Stewarts discretion and could not advise any one to join in his enterprise."...Lee's Dispatches: Unpublished Letters of General Robert E. Lee, CSA to Jefferson Davis (New York:Putnam, 1957)p 302- 304.