Beckwith, George, Sir (1753-1823) [British spy report]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05224.02
Author/Creator: Beckwith, George, Sir (1753-1823)
Place Written: New York
Type: Autograph document signed
Date: 10 September 1781
Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.3 x 20.6 cm.
Summary of Content: Reports on intelligence given by Jesse Sturges, ”Washington’s army passed that place on his march to Virginia, in order to form a Junction with the French.” Informs that Washington has 5000 French and 2000 Continental troops. States that any boat in the Chesapeake that could carry men was used. Reports that the French fleet is in Lynnhaven Bay, Virginia.
People: Beckwith, George, Sir, 1753-1823., Washington, George, 1732-1799., Sturges, Jesse, fl. 1781.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War;, Military History;, Revolutionary War General;, Spying;, Continental Army;, Battle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown;, Global History and Civics;, Foreign Affairs;, Navy;
Sub Era: The War for Independence
Background: Beckwith was the head of British intelligence operations in the Colonies at the end of the Revolutionary War.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Military intelligence., United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783., Spying--United States., Spies--United States--History--18th century., Espionage--United States--History--18th century.Order Image