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In Baltimore, a hotel suspected of being a Confederate mail station is raided and seized

Baltimore County, Maryland, 1857
11/20/1861
In Baltimore, Maryland, police carried out a morning raid against Miller's Hotel at German and Paca Streets, suspected as a mail center for Confederates communciating with the city.  All the premises were seized, including the stables and a large number of horses there.  A boarder named Webster, along with his wife, was arrested but the press reported that he escaped while being transported to Fort McHenry.  It turned out later, however, that "Webster" was Timothy Webster, a Union spy working for Allan Pinkerton (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Important from Baltimore: Miller's Hotel Seized by the Provost-Marshal," New York Times, November 21, 1861.
J.Thomas Scharf, History of Baltimore County and City, from the earliest times to the present day .... (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1881), 139. 
Corey Recko, A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013), 102-4.  

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