Kate Warne

Civil War Spy
Born 1833

Kate Warne.http://www. sameshield. com/history/sshistory04. html was the first female detective in the United States.

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1833 Birth Born in 1833.


1856 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Described by Allan Pinkerton as a slender, brown haired woman, there is not much else known about Kate Warne prior to when she walked into the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1856. … Read More
1858 25 Years Old In 1858 Kate was involved in the case of Adams Express Company embezzlements where she was successfully able to bring herself into the confidence of the wife of the prime suspect, Mr. Maroney. … Read More
1861 28 Years Old 1 More Event
As part of Allan Pinkerton's team at the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, Kate was one of five agents sent to Baltimore, Maryland on February 3, 1861 to investigate the hotbed of secessionist activity occurring just months prior to the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. (see also Maryland in the Civil War.) During the investigation, evidence supported attacks on the railroads and also unveiled the plot to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln on his way to take office. … Read More


1868 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Kate Warne did not survive long after the Civil War. She suddenly caught pneumonia on New Year's Day, 1868, and died on the 28th with Pinkerton at her bedside. … Read More
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