A Porous Border - Cast and Further Reading
The Continuing Cast, In Order of Appearance
H - Designates Historical Figure
F - Designates Fictional Character
General John Hunt Morgan (H), Confederate General
Captain Tom Hines (H), Confederate officer and undercover agent
Paul Forsey (F), Junior government clerk
Thomas Darcy McGee (H), Canadian politician and writer
Owen McFeeters (Burwell,Wilson) (F), Canadian who joins Union army, changes name
Jimmy Hampstead (Burwell) (F), Canadian who joins Union army, changes name
John A Macdonald (H), Attorney General, Canada West
Hewitt Bernard (H), Senior government clerk,
Festus Stephens (F), Union army private
Mary Ann Shadd Carey (H), Black publisher, Canada West
Levitus Hurley (F), Union army sergeant
George Ellsworth (H), Canadian telegrapher with Confederate army
George St Leger Grenfell (H), British volunteer with Confederate army
Clement Valandigham (H), Former U.S Congressman, Lincoln foe
Gilbert McMicken (H), Secret agent of John A Macdonald
George Brown (H), Publisher Toronto Globe, politician
Paul Malone (F), Confederate soldier
Matilde Schellenburg (F), Refugee, friend of the Burwells
Dr. Solomon Secord (H), Canadian surgeon in Confederate Army
Lewis Powell, Payne (H), Confederate prisoner/ later associate of John Wilkes Booth
General Basil Duke (H), Morgan's Cavalry
Col Dan Mcgruder (F), Confederate Secret Service
Judah Benjamin (H), Confederate Secretary of State
Jacob Thompson (H), Co-leader Confederate mission to Canada
Homer Linslow (F), Associate of Tom Hines
John Fletcher (F), Associates of Tom Hines
Lafayette Baker (H) , American government detective
Peter Watson (H), Assistant Secretary, U.S War Department
Sarah Slater (H), Confederate courier
Amos Baker (F), Canadian black entrepreneur
Eramosa Willis (F), Canadian friend of Tom Hines
Erin Brady (F), Companion of Eromosa Willis
Rufus (F), Orphan who works for Willis
Sillery Fraser (F), Free Black, servant to Sarah Slater
Charles Cole (H), Confederate operative
John Surrat (H), Confederate courier
Geoffrey Ralston (F), Junior officer, British army
Viscount Monck (H), Canadian Governor General
Col Martin Delaney (H), Black officer Union army
Bennet Young (H), Escaped Confederate officer
Edwin Stanton (H), American Secretary of War
Theo Schultz, (F), German speaking associate of Tom Hines
Breck Castleman (H), Kentucky associate of Hines
General Jubal Early (H), Leads Confederate raid on Washington
General John Breckinridge (H), 2nd in command, former U.S Vice President
Annie Cole (H), Poses as wife of Charles Cole at Johnson's Island
Ben Cooper (F), Prisoner at Johnson's Island
George Sanders (H), Member of Confederate commission to Canada
Clement Clay (H), Co-leader of Confederate commission
Squire Barnes (F), Leads Canadian Militia unit
John Wilkes Booth (H), American actor
John Yates Beall (H), Naval commander for raid on Johnson's Island
William MacDougall (H), Canadian politician
Georges Etienne Carter (H), Leading Quebec (Canada east) politician
Patrick Martin (H), Ship owner, Confederate sympathizer
Alexander Keith, the younger (H), Ship owner, Confederate sympathizer
Carmen Giles (F), Confederate Torpedo Bureau
Bennet Burleigh (H), 2nd in command for naval raid
John Wilson Murray (H), Gunner aboard USS Michigan
Charles Hemmings (H), Confederate soldier
Robert Kennedy (H), Prisoner, escapee from Johnson's Island
Robert Martin (H), Hines associate
John Headley (H), Hines associate
Matthew and Emily Evans (F), Confederate sympathizers in Illinois
Godfrey Hyams (H), Confederate operative
Jethro (F), Former slave
Abigail Blocker (F), Tavern owner, Confederate sympathizer
Patrick Mulroney (F) , Deserter from British to Union arm
Mike Flaherty (F), Deserter from British to Union army
William Cleary (H), Clerk to Confederate commission
Rev. Kensey Johns Stewart (H), Believes he should head Confederate commission
Lieutenant Carswell (F), Leads Owen's unit in Georgia, Carolina's.
Captain Sam Davis (H), Confederate courier, officer at Andersonville Prison
Captain Dennis Godley (H), Aide to Governor General Monck
George Dennison (H), Canadian militia officer, confederate sympathizer
Private Cyrus Edwards (F), Aide to Col Martin Delaney
Sandfield Macdonald (H), Canadian politician, opposes Confederation
Col Eugene Waggaman (H), Confederate officer, brother in law of Sandfield Macdonald
For Further Reading
On Confederate Actions:
- Frohman, Charles E: Rebels on Lake Erie, Ohio Historical Society, 1965.
- Horan, James David: Confederate Agent, A Discovery in History. Crown Publishers, 1954.
- Tidewell, William A: Come Retribution, the Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln. University Press of Mississippi, 1998.
On Canadian Confederation:
- Creighton, Donald, the Road to Confederation, The Emergence of Canada 1863-1867. MacMillan of Canada, 1964.
- Gwyn, Richard: John A, the man who made us: The Life and Times of John A. Macdonald, Random House Canada, 2007-2011.
- Waite, P.B: The Life and Times of Confederation, 1864-1867, politics, newspapers and the Union of British North America. University of Toronto Press, 1962.
On Canadians in the Civil War
- Denison, George A: Soldiering in Canada, Recollections and Experiences. G.N Morag and company, 1900.
- Hoy, Clare: Canadians in the Civil War. McArthur and Company, 2004.
- Mayers, Adam: Dixie and the Dominion, Canada, The Confederacy and the War for the Union. Dundurn Press, 2003.
- Rhodes, Jane: Mary Ann Shadd Carey, Black Press and Protest in the 19th century. Indiana University Press, 1998.
- Starr, Stephen Z: Col Grenfell’s Wars, The Life of a Soldier of Fortune. Louisiana State University Press, 1971.
- Ullman, Victor: Look to the North Star, a Life of William King. Beacon Hill Press, Boston, 1969 .
- Ullman, Victor: Martin Delaney, Beginnings of Black Nationalism. Beacon Hill Press Boston, 1971.