New PDF release: American Revolution. Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden

By Stephanie Bearce

ISBN-10: 1618212494

ISBN-13: 9781618212498

George Washington had his personal mystery brokers, employed pirates to struggle the British, and helped Congress smuggle guns, yet you will not research that during your background books! study the genuine tales of the yank Revolution and the way spies used musket balls, books, and laundry to ship messages. realize the feminine Paul Revere, resolve a secret agent puzzle, and make your personal disappearing ink. it is all a part of the real tales from the pinnacle mystery documents of heritage. have a look for those who dare, yet be cautious! a few secrets and techniques are supposed to remain hidden...

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After a while, the British began to suspect that Nancy was spying for the rebels and they sent someone to spy on her. One evening, Nancy was working inside her cabin when one of her children whispered that an eyeball was peering through a chink in the cabin wall. Nancy took a ladle full of hot water from the pot on the fire and threw it at the eyeball. The spy screamed in pain. As he writhed on the ground, Nancy and her children tied him up and then delivered him as a prisoner to the local militia.

As Quakers, they were pacifists and did not believe in war, but secretly, the Darraghs did support the patriot cause. Their oldest son, William, was such an ardent patriot that he broke with Quaker tradition and joined the rebel army. In September of 1777, the British took over the city of Philadelphia, and British General William Howe moved into the house across the street from the Darraghs. Lydia kept close watch on the comings and goings at the general’s house and used her 14-year-old son to send messages about the general to her son in the army.

General William Howe and his troops marched out to fight right on schedule. They were shocked to find General Washington and his troops armed and ready to fight. Who could have told them? After 4 days of fighting, the battle was declared a standoff and Howe march his troops back to Philadelphia. Howe was determined to find out who had told General Washington about his battle plans. An investigation was held and Lydia Darragh and her whole family were questioned. When it was Lydia’s turn, the officer asked her if any of her family members had gotten out of bed.

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