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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


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Pinkerton, Allan (1819-84).

Pinkerton was a Chartist refugee from Scotland who began his American police work as a sheriff 's deputy in Cook and Kane Counties, Illinois, and as the first detective in Chicago's newly organized police force. He established a private detective agency in 1850, one of the first of its kind in the country, the success of which brought it (and him) a national reputation. In addition to thwarting an early attempt on AL's life, Pinkerton directed important counterespionage activities for the Union army. (DAB)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
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