Savvy Spy or Super Scammer?
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The dark-haired man stood outside the tent of General Winfield Scott, yelling at the general’s aide. Lafayette Baker introduced himself and told General Scott that he was an accomplished spy ready to give his services to the Union Army. One of their main goals was to find and interrogate people they believed were traitors to the Union. Baker may have enjoyed spying a bit too much. When Secretary Stanton found out that Baker was intercepting his personal telegraph messages, Baker was demoted and sent to work in New York. Baker admitted that he was indeed spying, because Johnson and his cabinet were suppressing information about Lincoln’s death. Hearings were held, but Baker’s claims were never proved. Baker was sure that he was right and publicly declared that he was afraid for his own life.