Lecture: A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster

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Old Manassas Courthouse
9246 Lee Ave.
Manassas, VA 20110
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Manassas City
Thursday, June 26, 2014 (7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
Phone: (703) 792-4754
Email Historicpreservation@pwcgov.org
Website www.pwcgov.org/historicpreservation

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. Webster was involved in a number of cases but perhaps his biggest contribution to National Security was exposing a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861. For a time he was considered the Union’s top spy, until in 1862 when he was betrayed by fellow spies and became the first Union spy executed in the Civil War. Author and historian Corey Recko will give a detailed overview of the life of Timothy Webster and have copies of his book available for sale.

Last Updated: 1/21/2014 2:23 PM
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