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Civil War Spies: Allan Pinkerton

June 27th, 2011

Episode 338 of 935 episodes

Allan Pinkerton fell into detective work when he discovered a gang of counterfeiters in Illinois. In 1861, he helped thwart a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, which may have led Lincoln to later tap Pinkerton to organize the first Union espionage.