George Washington’s Chief Spy was a Connecticut Man


Benjamin Tallmadge, a graduate of Yale, and classmate of Nathan Hale,  was a teacher in Wethersfield until the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill.  He eventually became George Washington’s chief intelligence officer.

After the war, Tallmadge settled in Litchfield and for a time served as a member of Congress from Connecticut.


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