Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
September 29, 1780 – The Trial of John Andre John Andre was charged with spying. A board of Washington’s officers was assembled for the trial. Present were Major Generals Nathanael Greene, Lafayette, Lord Stirling, Arthur St. Clair, Robert Howe, Von Steuben, Brigadier Generals James Clinton, John Glover, Edward Hand, Jedediah Huntington, Henry Knox, Samuel H… read more →
September 27, 1780 – The Ride to Tappan. Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge accompanies his prisoner, Maj. John Andre to Tappan. Tallmadge will be Andre’s constant companion for the next few days, and the two men become friendly. Imagine these two men. Andre, 29, the son of a wealthy London merchant, educated in Switzerland, fine manners, handsome,.. read more →
September 25, 1780 – Benedict Arnold escapes! After meeting with John Andre, Arnold returns to West Point. On the morning of the 25th, he and Mrs. Arnold (Peggy Shippen) have breakfast with two of General Washington’s aides while waiting for Washington, Lafayette, Hamilton and Knox to arrive. In the midst of their meal, Arnold receives.. read more →
September 24, 1780 – Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge and Maj. John Andre. Late the previous night, Tallmadge arrived at the North Castle, NY headquarters of Lt. Col. John Jameson and learned he had a curious prisoner: John Anderson. Anderson carried papers from Gen. Benedict Arnold. Tallmadge recalled that Arnold sent him a note telling him if.. read more →
September 23, 1780, British Major John Andre captured! Andre met with Major General Benedict Arnold near Haverstraw, NY, on September 21. In exchange for a hefty payment and a command in the British military, Arnold agreed to give up the fort at West Point to a British assault. Arnold gave over papers and plans of.. read more →
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