2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2016 2:53 PM by Alan Walker

    Spies and deserter lists in the Revolutionary War

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      George Washington had a network of spies during the Revolutionary War. The names of some of the spies were listed as deserters as a means of providing cover. According to some sources, at the end of the war, Washington had their names removed from the deserter lists. This enabled the men to receive benefits (i.e., pensions, land bounties) for their service. Is there any documentation that verifies this action by Washington?