Espionage in the revolution

By Alexander Natvig

The questions

What would happen if a spy got caught?


How many people were part of it?



The FACTS

  • -Called the culper spy ring
  • -started by George Washington and Benjamin Tallmadge
  • -first members were Abraham Woodhull and Caleb Brewster
  • -found out the British were about to destroy a French army
  • -found out British plans
  • -formed in Setauket, Long Island
  • -Nathen Hale was hung without trial because he was spying behind enemy lines and was caught

The answers

If a spy got caught they would be intaragated and then hung without trial.


Total amount of people involved was 763.