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Enoch Crosby, Revolutionary War Spy

Posted on: January 19th, 2019

Title: Enoch Crosby, Revolutionary War Spy
Location: Yorktown Hart Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak
Description: Itinerant shoemaker / peddler by day, patriot and spy by night, Enoch Crosby is considered to be the first “Secret Agent” of the United States. Working secretly with the Committee of Safety, he traveled the “neutral ground”, primarily Westchester and Putnam Counties. Frequently captured, beaten and imprisoned, even condemned to die, yet he always escaped with valuable information on enemy plans.

He is generally considered to be the “Harvey Birch” hero of the novel The Spy, by James Fenimore Cooper.

This presentation byLibby Baker, a member of the Enoch Crosby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2019-03-21

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