“A Spy For the Union” – Thursday April 17th at 7 pm in the Great Hall of the MLK Library

901 G Street, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday April 17th at 7 pm in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library the DC Public Library is proud to welcome author Corey Recko as he speaks about his new book “A Spy For the Union.” Join us as we learn the story of Timothy Webster and his life and careers as a New York City policeman and a military spy. In the mid-1850s, he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. It was as a Pinkerton detective that Webster helped uncover a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861.

Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. For a time he was the Union’s top agent, but his career came to an abrupt end when he was betrayed and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.

This program is free and open to the public [but requires a ticket]. Thank you, and we look forward to you joining us for this interesting presentation.”