As always, the Patriots needed more help than 5 normal, unprofessional townsfolk. If they
were going to get information from the British Generals to George Washington, they would
most certainly need a plan and more spies. Benjamin Tallmadge (the culper spy ring’s first
member) devised an action point that would guarantee the Culper Spy Ring not to get
caught. The strategy, started with a man named Robert Townsend; he posed as a loyalist
journalist so he could get information from the British Generals at his family's coffee shop.
Next, a man named Austin Roe rode his horse into the shop pretending to look for a drink.
Roe and Townsend go into the back of the shop and exchange information. Then, Roe
mounts his horse and rides over to Abraham Woodhull’s farm. He drops the message into a
secret dropbox for Woodhull to retrieve. Meanwhile, Anna Strong represents where Caleb
Brewster is hiding, using her “drying” laundry. Afterwards, Woodhull uses the laundry signal
to find Brewster and bring the information to him. Finally, Caleb sails to Connecticut and
passes the information to George Washington, who uses the spy information to be aware
when battles would occur, where they would occur, and how to prevent them. As you can
see, these are the steps and participants who took part in the Culper Spy Ring.