Lydia Darragh's Spy Act

Lydia Darragh's Spy Act

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Storyboard Description

A summary of how she spied on the British and warned Washington of the coming battle, the Battle of Whitemarsh.

Storyboard Text

  • ....and that's how we'll win the war!
  • *psst! British coming... sneak attack... warn Washington!*
  • As the British held a meeting, little did they know Lydia Darragh was listening in and heard about an attack on America.
  • Lydia set out on Dec. 3, one day before the attack, to warn George Washington. She brought an empty flour sack with her as a disguise.
  • She met a Patriot on the way to a mill and told him everything.
  • Boo! Go home!
  • The patriot went straight to Washington and told him everything. The general responded, "This women has just saved my army from total destruction."
  • The next day, the British came, ready for the attack, when they found the Americans waiting for them. It was clear that the Americans knew and were waiting for the attack.
  • A few days later, the British marched back, since the Americans clearly knew that they would come, so they returned. The Continental Army survived to fight another day, thanks to Lydia Darragh.
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