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  • Nicholai Sorensen

    Allan Pinkerton on horseback during the Battle of Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Before the outbreak of war, he had founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. In 1861, he famously foiled an alleged plot to assassinate president-elect Lincoln, and later served as the head of the Union Intelligence Service -- the forerunner of the U.S. Secret Service. (AP Photo/Library of Congress, Alexander Gardner)

  • Erica Williams

    Allan Pinkerton of the Secret Service on horseback in Antietam :: a small breakdown of Allan Pinkerton's history

  • Deb Magusin

    Allan Pinkerton on horseback. It was taken on the Antietam Battlefield in 1862. Allan Pinkerton (25 August 1819– 1 July 1884) was a Scottish American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.

  • Fred Ebbrecht

    Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, a milestone commemorated by The Atlantic in a special issue (now available online). Although photography was still in its infancy, war correspondents produced thousands of images, bringing the harsh realities of the frontlines to those on the home front in a new and visceral way.

  • Bernadette De Joya

    Allan Pinkerton was a Scottish American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Prior to his service with the Union Army, he developed several investigative techniques that are still used today. Among them are “shadowing” (surveillance of a suspect) and “assuming a role” (undercover work). Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Pinkerton served as head of the Union Intelligence Service in 1861–1862.

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