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Details about The Lincoln Conspiracy (sound recording): the Plot to Kill the 16th President and Why it Failed

In 1861, a secret society didn't want an abolitionist in the highest office, so they planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in Baltimore as Lincoln's Inauguration train was headed to the Capital. The plot was foiled thanks to famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including one of the first female private detectives in America.

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