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Confederate Spies at the Canadian Border

Categories: Event, NYS History

It was December 1864 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. At the train depot far from the Civil War’s front lines, officer David H. Thomas and his partner were on patrol for the city police. With a keen eye, Thomas noticed two men with a canvas bag acting suspiciously. The pair was quickly apprehended. On this episode of the podcast, our co-hosts delve into this critical event in Niagara Falls’ history from the Civil War.