20. George Washington Spymaster

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. John A. Nagy

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch20

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Nagy, J. A. (2012) George Washington Spymaster, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch20

Author Information

  1. Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935



  • Washington as the spymaster;
  • spy system, rivaled intelligence network of the British;
  • Washington's experience with espionage;
  • Washington, using intelligence from the British lines;
  • spy rings, flow of intelligence;
  • The Culpers, a back-door operation;
  • Washington's intelligence operations;
  • ciphers and codes, and Pigpen cipher;
  • Washington, and identity of spies protected;
  • “Deception Battle Plan,” march across New Jersey


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  • List of Further Readings