Spy & Intelligence

Spy & Intelligence

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR

A child spy: Springfield settler aided George Washington

    The 18th-century legend tells the adventure of a brave young man who fooled the British military.

    Ariel Bradley was 9 yo when he served George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army, in 1776 before the Battle of White Plains.

    The general was eager for info about the enemy's position, but the men he sent on reconnaissance missions hadn't returned. Soldiers Thaddeus and James Bradley suggested that their little brother could gather intelligence. After passing within the British lines under pretence of going to mill, he was arrested and taken to the British camp. British Gen. William Howe's underlings quizzed the boy about where he was going...


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    Owner:
    bgill -Contributions private
    Created:
    5/31/2007
    Modified:
    6/1/2007
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