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Espionage in the American Revolution in Connecticut and New York

Tuesday, June 4th
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

George WashingtonEspionage in the American Revolution: Ciphers, Stains and Silver Bullets

Join Bob Berthelson for a historical presentation of the role of espionage in the American Revolution – particularly in Connecticut and New York. Connecticut spies Nathan Hale, as well as Daniel Bissell who was awarded the third Purple Heart ever by Washington will be featured.

Of special interest to Bridgeport area residents will be the story of Caleb Brewster who commanded a fleet of whale boats from Black Rock Harbor, and was an important informant for George Washington on British military movements on Long Island.

Bob Berthelson is a photographer with a life-long interest in American History. He is a member and past president of the Civil War Round Table of South Central Connecticut as well as several other historical organizations. Since 1965 he has presented programs to over 1,900 Connecticut audiences, including libraries, schools, historical societies, and social groups.

“A Local History Talk Series presentation in partnership with the

“Bridgeport Digital Humanities Initiative”

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