George Washington's Spies

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 by WorldAffairs

George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade Benjamin Tallmadge. Abraham Woodhull. Caleb Brewster. Austin Roe. Anna Strong. Robert Townsend. These six patriots and friends became the nucleus of the Culper Spy Ring, established in 1778 by General George Washington to provide intelligence on the troop movements, fortifications and plans of the British in the New York area. Using such clandestine techniques as dead drops, disinformation, and coded messages – they even used . . . more »


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