Allan Pinkerton, History And Evidence Of The Passage Of Abraham Lincoln From Harrisburgh, Pa., To Washington, D.C., pamphlet
Lincoln’s Thrilling Passage Through Baltimore Under Threat of Assassination
History And Evidence Of The Passage Of Abraham Lincoln… tells Allan Pinkerton’s first-hand account of Lincoln’s secret trip to his inauguration on February 22, 1861.
The tale of the plot to assassinate the president-elect as he passed through Baltimore remains a compelling element the Lincoln’s rise to power. Pinkerton, the Chicago detective who rose to national prominence during the war, promoted his part in protecting Lincoln in any way he could, and this pamphlet was the original appearance of the oft-told tale.
Though the detective may have romanticized the adventure, history shows that the threat was real. Also scarce and desirable as a Chicago pre-fire imprint.
Original wrappers, lightly soiled and creased, one-inch closed tear on front wrapper; interior excellent.
Pinkerton, Allan. HISTORY AND EVIDENCE OF THE PASSAGE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN FROM HARRISBURGH, PA., TO WASHINGTON, D.C., ON THE 22d AND 23d OF FEBRUARY, 1861. Chicago: Republican Print, (1868). 1st edition, 18(2)p., octavo, wrappers, (Monaghan 909).
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