Key Battles of the Revolutionary War

Key Battles of the Revolutionary War

Scott Rank
 

George Washington's Spies: The Culper Ring, Nathan Hale, and the Plot to Capture Benedict Arnold

March 26, 2020   ●   55 min

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Spycraft was seen as a treacherous craft, but it was necessary to win a war. Washington knew this, as his early attempts to gather intelligence on British-occupied New York led to an execution of Nathan Hale, a young school teacher. More sophisticated networks developed, particularly the Culper Spy ring, which involved a farmer, a whaleboat captain, a tavern owner, and a slave.
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