Enoch Crosby, Revolutionary War Spy
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Yorktown Historical Society Presents:
ENOCH CROSBY, REVOLUTIONARY WAR SPY
LEARN ABOUT THIS LOCAL HERO WHO UNIQUELY CONTRIBUTED TO THE PATRIOTS' VICTORY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Itinerant shoemaker / peddler by day, patriot and spy by night, Enoch Crosby is considered to be the first "Secret Agent" of the United States. Working secretly with the Committee of Safety, he traveled the "neutral ground", primarily Westchester and Putnam Counties. Frequently captured, beaten and imprisoned, even condemned to die, yet he always escaped with valuable information on enemy plans. He is generally considered to be the "Harvey Birch" hero of the novel The Spy, by James Fenimore Cooper.
This presentation by Libby Baker, a member and former regent of the Enoch Crosby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
WHERE: The Yorktown Hart Library 1130 Main St. Shrub Oak
You don't want to miss this!
Free and open to the public.
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