For Sisler Hall Counterintelligence Archive
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General Washington received a letter from Lieutenant Caleb Brewster with an offer to report on the British. This led to Brewster, General Charles Scott, and Major Benjamin Tallmadge to find additional agents and report on British movements.
Major Benjamin Tallmadge is assigned to lead the intelligence network.
Major Benjamin Tallmadge organized an intelligence service identified as the Culper Spy Ring to operate in British-occupied New York City. Tallmadge's management was so successful the British did not identify any of the Ring's members throughout the war.
Major General Benedict Arnold kept in close contact with British Major John Andre, head of the British espionage system in New York. The British offered £20,000 for the capture of West Point.
Major General Benedict Arnold provided regular information of troop locations and strengths to British troops, as well as locations of supply depots.
Major General Benedict Arnold takes command of West Point with the intent to surrender it to the British. He systematically weakened its defenses and spread both troops and supplies away from it while continuing negotiations for its surrender.
Major General Benedict Arnold's intent to surrender West Point is exposed through the capture of British Major John Andre near Tarrytown, New York. Papers detailing the plot to capture West Point was delivered to General Washington. Arnold was notified of Andre's arrest and escaped by way of the HMS Vulture to New York City. Andre was hanged at Tappan, New York on October 2, 1780.
British Brigadier General Benedict Arnold left New York for England, where he eventually died on 14 June 1801.
Benedict Arnold wrote an open letter "To the Inhabitants of America" in an attempt to justify his actions. He is then commissioned as a Brigadier General in the British Army.
Enoch Crosby, a veteran of the Continental Army, became a successful spy against the British. He adopted the identity of a spy employed by British General William Howe. Crosby successfully infiltrated loyalist locals and delivered the information to John Jay through his "capture" by American forces. He would later "escape" American custody and return to British loyalists.
Colonel Ralph Van Deman founded the Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP) within the United States Army and the War Department.
The Bureau of Insurgent Records (BIR) was changed to the Division of Military Information (DMI) under the American Military Government of the Philippines and was responsible for military intelligence and counterinsurgency capabilities. The Chief of DMI, Captain Ralph Van Deman, expanded the capabilities of DMI to include a mapping section, liaison activities, imagery intelligence, be-on-the-look-out (BOLO) lists of known Filipino insurgents, and many other intelligence activities.
Modern US Army Counterintelligence is formed.
The CIP is renamed the Counter Intelligence Corps.
American Composer Leroy Anderson is drafted and serves as a translator and interpreter in the CIC.
Investigative Journalist Donald L. Barlett served as a CIC Special Agent.
American novelist, screenwriter, and theatrical producer Noel Behn inspires the 1970 movie "The Kremlin Letter" from his time in the CIC.
The first organization under the Articles of Confederation created for Counterintelligence purposes was the "Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies", whose name was later changed to "Commission...". It was created to collect intelligence, apprehend British spies and couriers, and examine suspected British sympathizers. John Jay has been called the first chief of American Counterintelligence for his position on the Committee/Commission.
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