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Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the attempt to kill him in 1861. The conspirators, part of a pro-Southern secret society, planned to assassinate Lincoln in Baltimore as his inauguration train passed through Baltimore en route to the Capitol. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.