Culper spy ring

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Culper Spy Ring
Benjamin Tallmadge by Ralph Earl.jpeg
Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, leader of the Culper Ring, in a 1790 portrait with his son William
Formation1778
FounderGeorge Washington
Extinction1783
Typemilitary spy ring
Purposeto provide military intelligence from British-occupied New York
HeadquartersSetauket and New York City
Leader
Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge
Key people
Abraham Woodhull, Robert Townsend, Caleb Brewster, Austin Roe, Anna Strong, Agent 355

During the American Revolution, a man by the name of Abraham Woodhull ran a ring of civilian spies on behalf of General George Washington against the British using the pseudonym Samuel Culper. It was known as the Culper spy ring.