Even when a trained agent like Thomas Nelson Conrad of the Confederate Signal Corps or Service, who got permission from the Confederate War Department to try and pull off an abduction of Lincoln, just like Booth's plan, it came a cropper. His team waited for Lincoln along Seventh St. When his carriage came by, it was guarded by cavalry. Lincoln had never been that closely guarded before.
...Conrad, Confederate Spy, 69-75. In tis Conrad says that the sudden vigilance was due to a security leak of one of Mosby's men he was using. He got this story from William H. Crook, an unreliable source who called himself a friend and bodyguard to the president.