Allan Pinkerton and his detectives continued to protect Abraham Lincoln after they helped get the President-elect past a covert group of assassins in Baltimore and safely to Washington. This was the so-called “Baltimore Plot.” (Background: “Abe Out-Foxed the Foxes”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of June 26, 2014.)
General George McClellan asked Pinkerton to organize a Secret Service Department for his army. This was done and its headquarters was in Cincinnati, Ohio. In charge of the field agents (undercover operatives) was Timothy Webster, Pinkerton’s best detective and a forgotten hero of the Civil War. Kate Warne and Hattie Lawson were female agents in those times of restriction of women. 
Although General McClellan is usually remembered negatively, there has been some reassessment lately. A scholarly counter-opinion exists that McClellan was in fact “a great general who had been underestimated.” This view holds that “it was McClellan who prevented the defeat of the North in 1861-62 when the Confederacy was relatively stronger than in the latter stages of the war.” And working hand-in-glove with McClellan were Allan Pinkerton and his detectives. 
But Washington politics undermined protection of President Lincoln. Around September 1861, William Seward, Union Secretary of State, became jealous of Pinkerton’s growing influence and established his own Secret Service under Lafayette C. Baker. There came to be two factions: The Edwin Stanton/Lafayette Baker group, and the George McClellan/Allan Pinkerton group. So, when General McClellan pleaded with Secretary of War Edwin Stanton for more troops, Stanton began to refuse. In the opinion of Allan Pinkerton, General McClellan was a man “struck down at the peak of his career by secret enemies…”  When McClellan was removed from his position as commander of “The Army of the Potomac,” Pinkerton also fell from power. At that point Abraham Lincoln was “protected” by Edwin Stanton and Lafayette Baker.
“Statesmen laid the plan, bankers endorsed it, and adventurers were to carry it into effect.” So wrote the New York Times in the immediate aftermath of the Baltimore Plot.  Much later, in 1940, the controversial poet Ezra Pound wrote to U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler, “WHEN is the public going to be TOLD efficiently that the U.S. was sold up the river in 1863 by traitors and the agents of Rothschild and their gang??? This is the cardinal fact of U.S. history…” 
The cardinal fact of U.S. history: The U.S. was sold up the river in 1863 by traitors and the agents of Rothschild and their gang. “The fatal wound that robbed the Republic of its life was neither slavery, nor tariffs, nor even secession. It was money, money bathed in the blood of American soldiers, both North and South.” Ever since the Civil War, a financial empire centered on Wall Street has secretly been running the United States. The “most important consequence of the American Civil War was loss of the monetary independence of the United States.” 
Upon the death of Nathan Rothschild in 1836, Nathan’s brother James, head of the central bank of Paris, France, took charge of the overall family empire. British Freemason Henry Palmerston schemed with James Rothschild and French Freemasons to capture America by intrigue. Circa 1862, a purported “Hazard Circular” surfaced and caused acute embarrassment: “Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power and chattel slavery destroyed. This, I and my European friends are glad of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan, led by England, is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages. This can be done by controlling the money.” 
In their sneaky way, the money masters tip-toed in: first with the National Bank Act of 1864, then with the destruction of Lincoln’s “Greenbacks” after the Civil War, and finally, in 1913, with the birth of the so-called “Federal” Reserve, itself snuck into being.
William Herndon, Lincoln’s friend and law partner, wrote ironically that Old Abe “died at the moment of the war when he could best be spared.”  But Herndon must not have realized the depth of what he wrote. Lincoln was murdered when he was no longer necessary. Edwin Stanton and Lafayette Baker removed the Praetorian Guard, making Abraham Lincoln a sitting duck, on April 14, 1865.
And thus it was that the Lincoln Train of Death rolled once more. The funeral train carrying the body of Abraham Lincoln followed, in reverse, the path it had taken in 1861 when the Illinois President-elect had journeyed to Washington and narrowly avoided the Baltimore Plot.
(The above first appeared at my Melchizedek Communique web site on May 26, 2011.)
——- Sources ——-
 Mackay, James. Allan Pinkerton: The First Private Eye. Wiley & Sons, 1997
 New York Times, cited in Kline, Michael J. The Baltimore Plot. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, LLC, 2008
 qtd. in Redman, Tim. Ezra Pound and Italian Fascism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991
 Graham, John Remington. Blood Money: The Civil War and the Federal Reserve. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2006
 Redman, Brian. What Would Millard Do?. 2009. Published by Lulu.com
 Herndon, William H. and Weik, Jesse William. Herndon’s Lincoln. Originally published in 1888. Digital reproduction, 1999.