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The Spies who made America independent

Every year on 4th of July, America celebrates its Independence Day. This day is a celebration of receiving independence from the British colonizers.

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Every year on the 4th of July, America celebrates its Independence Day. This day is a celebration of receiving independence from the British colonizers. But America would not have been independent, if it wasn’t for the collective efforts of its mass. Amongst the efforts of the people, there are some renowned spies that we get to know of. Read more to find out who they are.

  • Nathan Hale
    Nathan, a Yale graduate, was Americas’ first spy who served in Knowlton’s Rangers. When George Washington’s forces started to gather on Manhattan Islands, Nathan went ahead to gather information behind enemy lines, surveying British fortifications and encampments where he took cover as a schoolmaster.

  • James Armistead
    James Armistead was a Virginia born bondsman who began his service by transporting intelligence reports across enemy lines. Then he went on to become a spy funneling the Redcoats phony information supplied by Lafayette which even included a fraud report on Continental troops.

  • Enoch Crosby
    Enoch was a Connecticut born who mistakenly became a spy and willingly went ahead with it. He reported on the movements of British sympathizers.

  • Lewis Costigin
    Lieutenant Costigin began his venture in 1777, when Washington sent him to New Jersey to report on British Movements after the Battle of Trenton. He continued to collect information on everything from troop movements to military shipping for the Continentals openly from the streets.

Without the courageous contribution of these motivated people, America would still live under the colonisation of British rule.



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