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Detective Allan Pinkerton Was Born in Glasgow, Scotland


Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand

Allan Pinkerton, seen here with President Lincoln and Major General John A. McClernand, saved Lincoln's life by warning him of an assassination attempt

CREDIT: Gardner, Alexander, photographer. Antietam, Md. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen John A. McClernand, 1862 (?). Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-DIG-cwpb-03525.

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