Agent 355 and the Culper Spy Ring
Lindsay Armstrong-per D-fri/24/14
ABOUT AGENT 355
Scholars speculate that 355 was a well-bred lady from New York. Such a position would have given her access to officers and their “attentions.” How easy is it to ignore boring talk of troop movements while you bat your eyelashes at a handsome, young soldier. Agent 355 would follow drunk Benidict Arnold around at parties just in case he might spill some information. 355 helped organise the arrest of major John Andre. John Addams was the head of Englands intelligence operatation in New York.
in October 1780 Agent 355 was captured and boarded on a prison ship and gave birth to a son named Robert Townsend jr. Agent 355 died that same day.