Culper Spy Ring


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  • Alright I'm in the spy ring.......What am I supposed to do?
  • We may have lost at Fort Ticonderoga but we'll get them at Suffolk County.
  • Before he was in the Culper Spy Ring Abraham Woodhull was a farmer whose father was a patriot judge.
  • Soon Abraham joined the Culper Spy Ring, recruited by his childhood friend Maj. Ben Tallmadge, to deliver messages to George Washington about the British army. He got the information by enlisting Robert Townsend to help get the intelligence about the British army.
  • Robert Townsend, a tavern owner in New York City, was a good spy because he gained the trust of the British by pretending to be a Tory (British Loyalist). He collected valuable intelligence about British troop movements to send back to Abraham.
  • Abraham also had a friend named Anna Strong who he convinced to help the spy ring. Anna would dry her clothes a certain way to tell Woodhull where Brewster's meetings were at.
  • Woodhull and the Culper Ring continued spying until the war's official end in 1783, although it appears they did not gather much useful intelligence during their final years.
  • Abraham Woodhull died in 1826 in Setauket, NY. He never said a word about his spying activities to anyone.
  • Here Lies Abraham Woodhull A Patriot
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