George Washington 's Secret Six Essay

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George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, a monograph written by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, narrates the Culper Spy Ring’s operation in New York City and its contribution toward the American victory over the Great Britain in the American Revolution. Under the order of General George Washington, Major Benjamin Tallmadge established the Culper Spy Ring with the purpose to outspy the British troops’ activities and movements in Manhattan, therefore allowing the Continental Army to recapture New York City. The ring included six members: Robert Townsend, Abraham Woodhull, James Rivington, Austin Roe, Caleb Brewster, and the secret Agent 355; under the command of General Washington and Major Tallmadge, these six members collected information about the British troops’ activities in Manhattan, subsequently sending the information via an intelligence route to General George in order to help him anticipating and making appropriate moves to counter the British schemes. Although there were sacrifices during the operation of the Culper Spy Ring, typically the loss of Agent 355, the Secret Six’s espionage significantly contributed toward the American victory, even with New Work City being occupied by the British Army.
Throughout the book, the authors imply that the Culper Spy Ring played a significant role in saving the Continental Army from losing the American Revolution. I find this thesis convincing since the information collected and
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