American Revolutionary War Facts

Culper Spy Ring Facts

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Spy Benjamin Tallmadge


By the end of 1776 the American Revolutionary War was not going well for George Washington and his army. The British had forced him to abandon New York City and to flee across New Jersey. Washington desperately needed information on British plans and troop movements. He had sent the famous patriot Nathan Hale to spy on the British and gather crucial information; but on his first mission he was captured and hung for spying. The Culper Spy Ring, organized in 1778, would end up being the most important spy rings organized by the Americans during the war and would supply General Washington with crucial information that helped win the American Revolutionary War.

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The list of Culper Spy Ring facts below has information, written for both kids and adults, about who the members of the spy ring were, what their covert operations were, and how they helped the colonist win the Revolution.

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