Espionage in American Revolution
The power of spies in the war
What Would Happen If Spies identity was revealed?
Spies identities were kept secret until the war was over for a reason. Spies were often killed when their identites were found. For example, Nathan Hale a inexperienced spy was hung because he told a undercover British solider his true identity.
Spies were ordinary people who blended in with society.
When one thing is written in one chemical it disappears and when another chemical is added the writing reappears.
British Spies like James Moody would try and steal mail directed towards George Washington. It seemed as if James Moody could steal Washington's mail easily. One time Moody almost stole secret documents intended to go to the Continental Congress. The one time when Moody was captured he escaped.