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Kate Warne, the first female detective, born in 1833, grew up in Erin Cheung County, New York. Not much is known about her regarding her parents, but she was not the only child. Kate Warne is an inspiration to all women for being one of the very first private eye detectives. Allan Pinkerton, director of the agency, greatly appreciated Kate, he said “In my service you will serve your country better than on the field. I have several female operatives. If you agree to come aboard you will go in training with the head of my female detectives, Kate Warne. She has never let me down (Source 2).” One Day Kate Warne was reading an ad for detectives, and she saw an opportunity to be apart of Allan Pinkerton’s Agency. She decided to go up for the job. Kate Warne stomps into the office, demanding to see Allan Pinkerton, although when he first saw her, he was astonished that she was not there to become a clerical worker (Source 3). Allan Pinkerton said “It is not custom to employ women detectives (Source 3).” Kate Warne, trying to prove a point, women would be “Most useful in worming out secrets in many places which would be impossible for a male detective.” Kate Warne is trying to demonstrate that women can do anything a man can do. Her argument affected Allan Pinkerton so much that the first female detective on August 23,1856 was Kate Warne in Pinkerton’s Detective Agency and in the United States (Source 2), overruling his brothers desires Robert Pinkerton. Kate Warne had an affair with Allan Pinkerton (Source 1), but he had kids and a wife. Allan Pinkerton and Kate Warne later married and travelled. This became a problem, because his brother asked about the prices that Kate was turning in. Kate Warne’s first assignment was in 1858 investigating the Adams Express Company for a robbery (Source 5). Mr. Maroney was an expressman in Montgomery, Alabama who had stolen $50,000 from the Adam’s Express Company. Kate talked to the wife of the criminal for more information on the case. With the help of Kate, she returned $39,515 to its rightful place, and Maroney spent 10 years in prison (Source 3). The most famous case Kate Warne is known for is the shooting of  Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president (Source 5). 1861, Samuel Felton, president of the Baltimore Railroad recruited Pinkerton. He needed Allan Pinkerton to investigate the breakaway in Maryland, and Felton worried ’bout threats of damage to the railroads in Maryland.’Felton’s thoughts made Allan place agents at different locations to inspect the division in Maryland (Source 4). After gathering enough details, they were now aware where the assassination would  happen in Maryland.Warne later became part of the investigation team, she was sent to Baltimore (Source 4). February 3,1861, a plot of the assassination Abraham Lincoln, while changing trains in Baltimore on his way to D.C for his oath in the office (Source1). Mrs. Cherry and M. Barley offered Kate a false identity as a flirting southern belle with a thick southern accent and they planted her in Barnum Hotel to uncover more information (Source 4). Warne found out where and when Lincoln’s assassination would be and she came up with the plan to meet Lincoln at the small hallway of Calvert Street Station in Baltimore. She noticed that there was supposed to be a fight in the location that Lincoln was to be, hoping that the cops would come and see what the ruckus is about, meaning that would leave Lincoln in the center of the scene at the time.  “If Lincoln were to come through the city he would leave in death (Source 4),” and when Allan had heard of this he asked for a meeting with Lincoln while he was still in Philadelphia. His wishes came true, Lincoln listened and interrupting asked some questions, and the agency decided to safely take him to D.C. Warne who was one of the main detectives in the Baltimore assassination case. Not only did she discover the plot, but took with her most of the supplies to smuggle Lincoln into D.C., they went non-stop to Baltimore where he delivered a speech. Friday, February 22, 1861, Abraham appeared before state legislature in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he said “It shall be endeavored to preserve the peace of this country (Source 4).” His train left at 11 and go to Philadelphia, on his way to Baltimore. Lincoln missed the ball in Philadelphia so he could make it to his next trip on a chartered train to Baltimore. Warne saved 4 beds using the excuse that the beds are for her family including her valid brothers. “They disguised Lincoln as her invalid brother. They made him stooped and with a cane and threw a big coat over him. There were two detectives on the train with him, Allan Pinkerton and Kate Warne. So she played a big role (Source 3).”Ward Lennon his personal friend and bodyguard. A few months later, on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth shot a bullet into Lincoln’s head. He believed that if the detectives were watching he would have never have access to the President’s box. Warne dies of pneumonia at a young age, 38. Pinkerton was always wither her and she was buried with his family with other Pinkerton agents..Pinkerton relied on Warne, who has done many roles as a spy in her life. Sometimes she would pose as Pinkerton’s wife to gather information on military intelligence for  Major George McClean within the Civil War. She then became Mrs. Potter, who persuaded some information on the murderer’s wife in Mississippi. She also became a Lucille, a fortune teller who found out the true story about a man poisoned, Capitan Summer. Kay, Kitty, and Katty and many other names people are unsure which one to call her, but the private eye called her Kate Warne. Kate Warne would be the superintendent for the female detectives. One of the numerous cases that she worked on, was the killing of Lincoln. She ended a quick killing attempt on Lincoln, because this plan was planned for 4 years. Kate Warne was one of the top five detectives that Pinkerton trusted. Warne motivated  Pinkerton to come up with the Private Eye Industry, when she was watching over Lincoln, “We Never Sleep.”Although women were not allowed to be a cop until 1891 or to be accepted as detectives until 1903, Kate Warne and the women whom she instructed in the way for future female officers and detectives and are regarded as trailblazers in the Private Eye Industry.