Civil War Spies: Allan Pinkerton


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.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. civil war, 19th century, American history, American Civil War, Spies, U.S. history, The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have