Visit Blog
Explore Tumblr blogs with no restrictions, modern design and the best experience.
#culper ring
tallmadgeandtea · 8 days ago
Text
What I learned from the Anna Strong children’s book is that she was a member of the “Naming My Kid After George Washington” club and I don’t know why I’m surprised, but I am.
35 notes · View notes
crazychlo08 · 12 days ago
Text
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Benjamin Tallmadge —> Turn: Washington’s Spies 1.01, Pliot
“All I would need from you is one man to serve as court our between myself and a friend in New York”
22 notes · View notes
starsarefire824 · 20 days ago
Text
Finally finished chapter three of this bitch.
https://archiveofourown.org/works/29690949/chapters/73010169
1 note · View note
incorrect-turn · 23 days ago
Text
Ben: All in all, a one hundred percent successful trip.
Caleb: We lost Bradford.
Ben: All in all, a one hundred percent successful trip.
41 notes · View notes
incorrect-turn · 24 days ago
Text
Peggy: When people get a little too chummy with me, I like to call them by the wrong name to let them know I don’t really care about them.
Arnold: Fascinating.
Peggy: Glad you agree, André.
22 notes · View notes
crazychlo08 · 25 days ago
Text
no thoughts. head empty. Just Ben Tallmadge riding and slightly turning me on being a horse girl 😁
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
Tumblr media
he also looks damn good in that uniform may I add 👀
21 notes · View notes
incorrect-turn · 26 days ago
Text
Caleb: We both look great tonight.
Ben: You know if you’d just said that I looked great I would’ve said “so do you.”
Caleb: I couldn’t take that chance.
27 notes · View notes
incorrect-turn · 27 days ago
Text
Abe: Listen, we need your help.
Rogers: Great, who are we killing? I don’t do kids. That’s a rule. But that rule is negotiable if the kid is a dick.
17 notes · View notes
incorrect-turn · 28 days ago
Text
Richard, to Anna: You’re no longer welcome in this house.
Hewlett: Actually, we’re getting married, so she’s staying.
Richard:
Richard: I’m sorry, I just started hearing really loud circus music in my head, what did you say?
25 notes · View notes
incorrect-turn · 29 days ago
Text
Mary, about Simcoe: There has to be some way to get rid of him.
Caleb: All we know is he doesn’t burn.
12 notes · View notes
incorrect-turn · a month ago
Text
Hamilton: I wanna go to the restaurant in Ratatouille, the one where the rat cooks.
Lafayette: That’s an animated film. Rats don’t actually work there.
Hamilton:
27 notes · View notes
incorrect-turn · a month ago
Text
Abe offering to “spy” for Hewlett in New York: I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really, really well.
10 notes · View notes
annastrxng · a month ago
Video
youtube
Hometown Heroes (Lyrics) - Moon Taxi
1 note · View note
76historylover · a month ago
Text
hi, historyblr! if anyone has books about the american revolution that they'd recommend, specifically about the culper ring/ben tallmadge/nathan hale, send them my way! also anything about spy rings is cool too, or the american civil war.
16 notes · View notes
sir-william-hoe · 2 months ago
Text
I lIkE wArM eGgS
5 notes · View notes
nationsandcannons · 2 months ago
Photo
Tumblr media
Spymaster Spells
In provincial warfare, proper intelligence can be worth an entire brigade of troops! George Washington developed a cunning reputation as a Spymaster during the Revolutionary War, carefully cultivating agents behind enemy lines to report on the British Army’s troop movements, defensive positions, and crucially accurate counts of materiel like cannons, warships, and supply trains.
Washington’s efforts had several major failures. Nathan Hale was captured and hanged as a spy, famously (perhaps apocryphally) stating “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Though certainly brave, Hale was arguably a terrible spy, conducting operations in broad daylight and carrying his Yale diploma with his full name in his pocket everywhere he went. And of course, though some operatives suspected Benedict Arnold’s loyalties were questionable, the Continental Army was completely unprepared for his betrayal… 
The American intelligence network bore fruit in the Culper Ring, a group of agents in occupied New York City and Long Island Sound who posed as loyal subjects of the king. Through their efforts, Washington was able to discover several counterfeiting operations to devalue the Continental Dollar, British plans to attack his French allies docked in Rhode Island, advance reports of new offensives in the South, and even reportedly an assassination attempt on his Excellency.
Later during the War of 1812, much of the fighting took place in the Northwest Territory. In this sparsely populated frontier, both sides relied on disinformation campaigns and their Native American allies to gain the upper hand. During the Siege of Detroit, the brilliant warchief Tecumseh used a ruse de guerre to make his force seem much larger than it was. While British regulars lit a large number of fake watchfires, Techumseh set out with his warriors in an elaborate deception.
According to a militia captain, “Tecumseh extended his men, and marched them three times through an opening in the woods at the rear of the fort in full view of the garrison, which induced them to believe there were at least two or three thousand Indians.” The ruse worked perfectly. Though the American forces in Detroit actually outnumbered Tecumseh and the redcoats 2:1, they surrendered the fort with barely a shot!
Related content: Firebrand class
4 notes · View notes