06 June 2013

Colonel Martin, A Confederate Spy In Canada

The Review Of Historical Publications Relating To Canada included an article entitled Confederate Agents In Canada During The American Civil War (text version).

"The secret military and political organization which the Confederacy of the Southern States built up in Canada during the Civil War centered mainly about the personality of the Hon. Jacob Thompson."

However, fellow William Roark descendant, Confederate Colonel Robert Maxwell Martin, made a cameo appearance:

"Meantime Toronto had been the scene of another plot, this time for the burning of New York. A Colonel Martin had reported to the Confederate chief for duty, and the latter tells us that "having nothing else on hand Colonel Martin expressed a wish to organize a corps to burn New York City."

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