Some of the most famous names associated with the American Revolutionary War include Paul Revere and George Washington, but at least one important figure���s identity is a mystery. Agent 355 was a female undercover officer and member of the Culper Ring, a secret spy organization for the colonists. Her identity remains unknown to this day.Continue Reading
Historians believe this woman was a member of a wealthy Loyalist family, which gave her access to the kind of insider information that could help General Washington defeat the British troops. She aided in exposing Benedict Arnold as a traitor, and her insider intelligence helped lead to the arrest of England���s head intelligence officer.
Agent 355 was captured in October 1780, according to the National Women���s History Museum. She was pregnant at the time of her arrest and gave birth to a son while held captive on a prison ship. It is believed that she died shortly after this, keeping her identity a secret to the end.Learn more about US History