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Cloak and Dagger: Espionage in the American Revolution

October 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Spying may be the world’s second oldest profession, even recounted in the Old Testament, and by the time of the Revolution, England already had a long tradition of the Great Game.

But on this side of the Atlantic, with 13 separate and competing colonies?

Enter George Washington – first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen … and America’s first spymaster.

As the new Commander-in-Chief, George Washington would have to make it up as he went along, through trial and error, sometimes with disastrous results.

This program will explore the who, the how, and the successes and failures of America’s first foray into intelligence gathering and the part it played in the ultimate success of the American War for Independence.

Please register here for this event. 

Presenter bio:

Eric Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974, portraying infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider, and mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is currently serving his fourth term as a member of the Norwalk Historical Commission and also sits on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors for the recreated Sheldon’s Horse, 2nd Regiment Continental Light Dragoons for which he also serves as lieutenant and adjutant.

Community Partner: Drum Hill DAR Chapter

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October 8, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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