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Loreta Velazquez, Confederate Spy (c.1842 - c.1897)

Loreta Janeta Velázquez (June 26, 1842 – c.1897), was a Cuban-born woman who masqueraded as a male Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. She enlisted in the Confederate Sta...

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Roméo Sabourin MP (1923 - 1944)

From Findagrave : Romeo Sabourin was born in Montreal,Quebec, Canada. When the Second World War started Sabourin joined the Canadian Army and later the Canadian Intelligence Service. Because of his...

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Captain Frank Stringfellow (CSA) (1840 - 1913)

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He served as a Captain in the 4th Virginia Cavalry, and as a personal scout for Major General J.E.B. Stuart and confidential scout for General Robert E. Lee. He serv...

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Warren H. Carroll (1932 - 2011)

Dr. Warren H. Carroll (24 March 1932 – 17 July 2011) was a leading conservative Catholic historian and author, and the founder of Christendom College. Biography The son of Herbert Allen Ca...

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Austin Roe (Culper Spy Ring) (1748 - 1830)

Revolutionary War Soldier. Was a member of the "Culper Spy Ring" in service to General George Washington. He was the original owner of Roe Tavern in Setauket,N.Y. and Roe Eagle Hotel in Patchogue, N.Y....

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James Rivington (c.1724 - 1802)

James Rivington (1724 – July 1802) was an English-born American journalist who published one of the most infamous Loyalist newspapers in the American colonies, Rivington's Gazette. Some schola...

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Maj. Gen. Charles Scott (Continental Army), Governor MP (1739 - 1813)

Charles Scott Birth: Apr., 1739 - Goochland County, Virginia, USA Death:  Oct. 22, 1813 - Clark County, Kentucky, USA Parents: Samuel Scott Wives: Frances Sweeney, Judith (Bell) Gist ...

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Anna Strong (Smith) - Spy (1740 - 1812)

Anna was born on 14 April 1740. Anna Smith married Selah Strong iii, son of Selah Strong Jr. and Hannah Woodhull, 1760. 9 children are recorded in the family bible for this couple. Revolutionary Wa...

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Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, III (1929 - 2010)

Benjamin B. McAlpin, III, known to his friends as “Ben”, was born in on May 3, 1929 to the late Alberta McAlpin and Benjamin McAlpin. Ben died in Greenwich on September 10, 2010 at Gr...

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Arthur Stratton (1911 - 1975)

Arthur Mills Perce Stratton (1911 – 3 September 1975) was an American author and traveller. He was a playwright, a novelist, an OSS agent, a teacher in Turkey, and an assistant college profess...

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James W. McCord, Jr. (1924 - d.)

. James Walter McCord, Jr. (born July 26, 1924) is a former CIA agent, later involved, as an electronics expert, in the Watergate burglaries (which precipitated the Watergate scandal). Career H...

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Marguerite Harrison (1879 - 1967)

Marguerite Elton Harrison (1879–1967) was a reporter, spy, film maker, and translator who was one of the four founding members of the Society of Woman Geographers. Biography Born Marguerit...

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George W. L. Bickley (c.1819 - 1867)

George Washington Lafayette Bickley (c. 1819[3] – August 1867) was the founder of the Knights of the Golden Circle, a Civil War era secret society used to promote the interests of the Southern...

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Roger Hilsman, Jr. (1919 - 2014)

Roger Hilsman, Jr. (November 23, 1919 – February 23, 2014) was an American soldier, government official, political scientist, and author. He served in Merrill's Marauders, and then with the Of...

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Curtis Bill Pepper (1917 - 2014)

Curtis Bill Pepper (August 30, 1917 – April 4, 2014) was an American journalist and author. Pepper was Newsweek's Mediterranean bureau chief in Rome from 1957 to 1969. He also worked for Edwar...

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David Snowden (1759 - 1839)

Service as Private from Pennsylvania. Application dated Aug. 20, 1832 at age 73 in Estill Co., KY. From 1775 or 1776 he served as an Indian spy from time to time until close of war, sometimes out for...

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Col. Anthony Hungerford (1634 - 1703)

A second son, called Colonel Anthony Hungerford, entered Nicolas's service as a secret agent in England, in the royalist interest, in 1655, in the hope, it is said, of obtaining his elder brother's est...

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Nathaniel Sackett MP (1737 - 1805)

_______________________ One of 12 children of Samuel Sackett & Hannah Hazard (birth order of Mercy and 1st Deborah is not clear) Joseph Sackett 1735 - 1757 Nathaniel Sackett 1737 - 1805 Mercy...

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Sir Angus Wilson, KBE (1913 - 1991)

Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, KBE (11 August 1913 – 31 May 1991) was an English novelist and short story writer. He was awarded the 1958 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Middle Age ...

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Alfred Dillwyn "Dilly" Knox, CMG (1884 - 1943)

Alfred Dillwyn "Dilly" Knox, CMG (23 July 1884 – 27 February 1943) was a British classics scholar and papyrologist at King's College, Cambridge and a codebreaker. As a member of the World War ...

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Marlene Dietrich MP (1901 - 1992)

Marlene Dietrich (German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer. Dietr...

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Rosa Antonia Maria Valland, Captain (1898 - 1980)

Rose Valland ( 1898 - 1980 ) The unassuming heroine of French culture during World War II, Rose Valland was an employee of the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris who secretly recorded the movements of art ...

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Brigadier Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt KG, PC, CBE, DSO (1910 - 1998)

Brigadier Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt KG, PC, CBE, DSO, (22 June 1910 – 8 November 1998) was a British army officer who is best known as the leader of the successful 1953 British Expedit...

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Needham B. Lanier, CSA Spy (1815 - 1900)

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James Lafayette (1760 - 1830)

James Armistead was a slave owned by William Armistead of Virginia. His date of birth is usually given as 1760, but may have been 1748. During the American Revolutionary War, James received permission ...

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Joseph Logsdon (1754 - d.)

Served as a guide for General George Washington. ____________________________________________ Joseph was employed by the federal Government as an Indian Scout in this territory and his name is on the...

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Colonel G. Edward Buxton Jr. (1880 - 1949)

. Gonzalo Edward "Ned" Buxton Jr. (May 13, 1880 – March 15, 1949) was a Colonel in the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and the commanding officer of Sergeant Alvin C. York. In late...

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Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (1897 - 1989)

Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (23 January 1897 – 31 January 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British i...

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Hon. Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert MP (1880 - 1923)

Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert (1880 – 26 September 1923) was a British diplomat, traveller and intelligence officer associated with Albanian independence. Twice he was offered the throne...

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Jim Thompson (1906 - c.1967)

) Jim Thompson (born James Harrison Wilson Thompson; born March 21, 1906) was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of his disappear...

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James Thompson (1685 - 1732)

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Teresita Rapier (1713 - 1771)

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Whitney Hart Shepardson (1890 - 1966)

Whitney Hart Shepardson (October 30, 1890 – May 29, 1966) was an American businessman and foreign policy expert. He headed the Secret Intelligence Branch of the Office of Strategic Services du...

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Capt. Caleb Brewster, Culper Spy Ring (1747 - 1827)

Caleb Brewster Allegiance: United States Service: Continental Army Born: September 12, 1747, Setauket, New York Died: February 13, 1827 (aged 79), Black Rock, Connecticut Caleb Brewster (Sept...

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Joseph Alsop (1910 - 1989)

Joseph Wright Alsop V (October 10, 1910 – August 28, 1989) was an American journalist and syndicated newspaper columnist from the 1930s through the 1970s. Early years Alsop was born in Avo...

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Joseph Stannard Baker (1838 - 1912)

Joseph Stannard Baker was a land agent, soldier, b. Stafford, N.Y. He attended Oberlin (Ohio) College and the Univ. of Wisconsin. During the Civil War he served in the Union secret service and in the c...

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Lieut. Van Swearingen MP (1754 - 1839)

DAR Ancestor #: A111731 American Revolutionary War pension *S31401; PA ARCH, 3RD SER, VOL 22, PP 419, 427 Service Description:  1) ALSO PRIVATE, FIRST LIEUTENANT, CAPTS DANIEL STU...

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Brevet Brig. General John Elisha Phelps (USA) (1839 - 1921)

Union Brevet Brigadier General, Colonel, US Army. Born in Springfield, Missouri, the son of John Smith Phelps, he received a local education, and later was a wholesale grocer and cattle trader. He ...

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Brig. General Duncan McArthur, Governor (1772 - 1839)

Duncan McArthur (June 14, 1772 – April 29, 1839) was a Federalist and National Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 11th Governor of Ohio. Born to Scottish immigrants in Dutches...

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Gov. William Lee D. Ewing, US Senator (1795 - 1846)

William Lee Davidson Ewing (August 31, 1795 – March 25, 1846) was a politician from Illinois who served partial terms as the fifth governor of the state and as U.S. Senator. Ewing was born i...

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Deborah Gilbert, Spy (1753 - 1845)

From: Biography: Deborah Champion was born 3 May 1753 in Gilead, Tolland County, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Colonel Henry Champion (1723-1797) and the sister of General Epaphroditus Champio...

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Dennison Lott Harris MP (1825 - 1885)

Dennison Lott Harris , son of Emer Harris (1781 - 1869) and Deborah Lott (1799 - 1825), was born 17 January 1825 at Windham, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. He was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Ch...

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Ruth Briggs (1920 - 2005)

Ruth Briggs was a key member of the British intelligence code-breaking team at Bletchley Park during the war.

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Major Oliver Churchill DSO MC (1914 - 1997)

Major William Oliver Churchill DSO MC (1914–1997) was a Special Operations Executive (SOE) officer during World War II. He was a brother of Group Captain Walter Churchill DSO DFC and Captain...

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Sterling Hayden (1916 - 1986)

Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter; March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor and author. For most of his career as a leading man, he specialized in westerns and fi...

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William Alfred "Bill" Eddy, Ph.D., Col., USMC (1896 - 1962)

William Alfred "Bill" Eddy, Ph.D., Col., USMC (March 9, 1896–May 3, 1962) was a U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia (1944–1946), university professor and college president (1936–42), a...

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Lt. Colonel Earl Hancock "Pete" Ellis (USMC) (1880 - 1923)

Lieutenant Colonel Earl Hancock "Pete" Ellis (December 19, 1880 – May 12, 1923) was a United States Marine Corps Intelligence Officer, and author of Operations Plan 712: Advanced Base Operatio...

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General Robert E. Cushman, Jr. (USMC) (1914 - 1985)

. General Robert Everton Cushman, Jr. (December 24, 1914 – January 2, 1985) served as the 25th Commandant of the Marine Corps from January 1, 1972 to June 30, 1975. He was honored for heroism ...

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Telford Taylor (1908 - 1998)

Telford Taylor (February 24, 1908 – May 23, 1998) was an American lawyer best known for his role in the Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, his opposition t...

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Guy Burgess, KGB Spy MP (1911 - 1963)

Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess (16 April 1911 – 30 August 1963) was a British radio producer, intelligence officer and Foreign Office official. He was part of the Cambridge Five spy ring that pa...

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Brigadier Sir Richard Gambier-Parry, KCMG (1894 - 1965)

Brigadier Sir Richard Gambier-Parry, KCMG (20 January 1894 – 19 June 1965) was a British military officer who served in both the army and the air force during World War I. He remained in milit...

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William Dudley Ward (1877 - 1946)

William Dudley Ward PC (14 October 1877 – 11 November 1946), was an English sportsman and Liberal politician. Early life Dudley Ward was born in London, the son of William Humble Dudley Wa...

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Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart KCMG (1887 - 1970)

Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart KCMG (2 September 1887 – 27 February 1970), was a journalist, author, secret agent, British diplomat in Moscow and Prague, and footballer. His 1932 book Memo...

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Kingman Douglass (1896 - 1971)

Kingman Douglass (April 16, 1896 – October 8, 1971), was an American investment banker and a leading member of the United States intelligence community. He was a deputy director of Central Int...

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Peter Morland Churchill (1909 - 1972)

Peter Morland Churchill DSO Croix de Guerre (1909–1972) was an SOE Officer in France during World War II. He was a brother of Group Captain Walter Churchill DSO DFC and Major Oliver Churchil...

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Gilbert Giffard, Spy (c.1561 - 1590)

Gifford, Gilbert (c.1561-1590) The authorities considered him "the most notable double, treble villain that ever lived."[13] A friend of John Ballard, Gifford was involved in the Babington Plo...

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Mary Musgrove MP (c.1755 - c.1790)

"Patriot in Petticoats" "This monument, erected in the early 20th century, stands as a reminder of the legendary Mary Musgrove. She is remembered as a character in the 19th-century novel 'Horseshoe R...

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John Nelson MP (1654 - 1734)

from John Nelson (1654–1734) was an English colonial merchant, trader, and statesman, active in New England. Land deals During 1690, John Nelson bought all of the property from the tenan...

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Edith Cavell, Spy and Martyr (1865 - 1915)

Edith Louisa Cavell; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some...

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Gabrielle Petit, Nurse and Spy (1893 - 1916)

Petit was born on 20 February 1893 in Tournai to working class parents. She was raised in a Catholic boarding school in Brugelette following her mother's early death. At the outbreak of the First Wor...

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Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000)

Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (February 16, 1916 – June 8, 2000), was a Special Activities Division political action officer who coordinated the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Operation Aja...

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Thomas Spencer (c.1749 - 1777)

Born: c.1749 at Onoquaga Died: August 6, 1777 at Oriskany Thomas Spencer was an Oneida, the son of an Oneida woman and the Presbyterian missionary Elihu Spencer, who supported the Patriots agains...

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"Nora Baker" Noor Inayat Khan (1914 - 1944)

Noor Inayat Khan, Hindustani: (Urdu): نور عنایت خان, (Devanagari): नूर इनय“...

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Sam Davis ("Boy Hero of the Confederacy") (1842 - 1863)

Sam Davis (1842–1863) is called the Boy Hero of the Confederacy. He was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He served in various combat roles in the Confederate army in 1861 through 1863 dur...

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Fannie Battle, Spy & Angel of the Poor (1842 - 1924)

Mary Francis "Fannie" Battle (1842-1924) was a Nashville humanitarian and social worker who was known during her lifetime as "The Angel of the Poor" because of her great humanitarian spirit and compass...

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Aphra Behn MP (1640 - 1689)

Born Aphra Johnson Harbledown, Kent Died 16 April 1689 (aged 48) Nationality English Occupation novelist, dramatist Aphra Behn (baptised 14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramat...

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Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, "Confederate Agent" MP (1820 - 1890)

Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (June 8, 1820 - July 4, 1890), Confederate Agent, was born in Winchester, Virginia and died in Richmond, July 4, 1890. Generally known as Beverly Tucker, he was educated at ...

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Vice Admiral William F. Raborn, Jr., Director of Central Intelligence (1905 - 1990)

Vice Admiral William Francis Raborn, Jr., United States Navy (June 8, 1905 - March 6, 1990) was a United States Navy officer, the leader of the project to develop the Polaris missile system, and the ...

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John A. McCone, Director of Central Intelligence (1902 - 1991)

John Alexander McCone (January 4, 1902 - February 14, 1991) was an American businessman and politician who served as Director of Central Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. Background ...

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General Walter Bedell Smith, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Director of Central Intelligence (1895 - 1961)

Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith (5 October 1895 – 9 August 1961) was a senior United States Army general who served as General Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief of staff at Allied Forces Headquarters ...

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László Ede Almásy von Zsadány (1895 - 1951)

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<private> Marshall (Kuser)

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Juliet Stuart Poyntz (1886 - c.1937)

Juliet Stuart Poyntz (1886–1937) was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and a founding member of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA). After resigning ...

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Desmond Fitzgerald (1910 - 1967)

) Desmond FitzGerald (June 16, 1910 – July 23, 1967) was an American Central Intelligence Agency deputy director, who planned three different assassinations of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. H...

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Lincoln Isham (1892 - 1971)

Lincoln “Linc” Isham (June 8, 1892 – September 1, 1971) was a descendant of Abraham Lincoln. He was one of three great-grandchildren of Abraham Lincoln and the only child of Mary...

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Lt. Colonel A. Peter Dewey (1916 - 1945)

Albert Peter Dewey (October 8, 1916-September 26, 1945), shot by accident by Viet Minh troops on September 26, 1945. Dewey was the first American fatality in French Indochina, killed in the early aft...

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James Jesus Angleton [chief of the CIA's counterintelligence (CI) staff] (1917 - 1987)

James Jesus Angleton (December 9, 1917 – May 12, 1987) was chief of the CIA's counterintelligence (CI) staff from 1954 to 1975. His official position within the organization was "Associate Dep...

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Captain Lewis Nixon (Easy Company; the "Band of Brothers") (1918 - 1995)

) Lewis Nixon III (September 30, 1918 – January 11, 1995) was a commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during ...

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Lieutenant-Commander David Birkin (1914 - 1991)

Father of Andrew and Jane Birkin. Husband of Judy Campbell. He was a Royal Navy lieutenant-commander and World War II espionage operative.

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Deaf Smith (1787 - 1837)

Erastus "Deaf" Smith (April 19, 1787– November 30, 1837) was an American frontiersman noted for his part in the Texas Revolution and the army of the Republic of Texas. He fought at the Grass...

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Gen. Edward Burleson, VP of the Republic of Texas (1798 - 1851)

Edward Burleson (December 15, 1798 – December 26, 1851) was a soldier, general, and statesman in the state of Missouri, the Republic of Texas, and later the U.S. state of Texas. Early life...

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Horace Arlington Alsbury (1805 - 1847)

Horace Arlington Alsbury (1805–1847) was one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred and was also notable for his participation In the siege of San Antonio de Bexar in November–Decem...

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Byrd Lockhart (1782 - 1839)

Byrd Lockhart (1782–1839), was a 19th-century Texas surveyor, Alamo defender, courier, and Texian officer during the Texas Revolution. Early life and family Lockhart was born in Virg...

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Joseph Marion Nichols (Yankee spy) (1824 - c.1870)

Joseph Marion Nichols, born 15 October 1824, died 1870s, married in Geneva Co., AL, Nicey Cooper, born about 1835, daughter of Stephen Cooper and Psuda Sanders. Joseph Marion Nichols was a spy for th...

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Freddie Russel Woodruff (1947 - 1993)

Freddie Russel Woodruff Specialist 5, United States Army Centeral Intelligence Agency Officer E-mail from a source: April 2005 I happened across your record on Fred Woodruff, the CIA officer w...

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Winston M. Burdett (1913 - 1993)

Former CBS correspondent, one of "Murrow's Boys" Winston Burdett, by Variety Staff: "Winston Burdett, whose career as a journalist for CBS spanned four decades, has died at his home. He was 79. Bur...

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Maj. General Noah Phelps (1740 - 1805)

Major General Noah Phelps (Simsbury, Connecticut, 22 Jan 1740 - Simsbury, Connecticut, 4 Nov 1809), was the son of Lt. David Phelps and Abigail Pettibone Phelps, and was descended from the English im...

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Israel M. Standefer Sr. MP (1740 - 1822)

From The Virginia Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts; pub. 1815; p. 197, #5ZZ34: May 9, 1777, Israel Standefer. Receipt to Thomas Madison for £12, 10s., his pay as a SPY. (D.S. 1p.) ...

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Brevet Maj. General Edward M. McCook (USA), 5th Territorial Governor of Colorado (1833 - 1909)

Edward Moody McCook (June 15, 1833 – September 9, 1909) was a lawyer, politician, distinguished Union cavalry general in the American Civil War, American diplomat, and Governor of the Territor...

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Captain Samuel Brady (Continental Army) (1756 - 1795)

Captain Samuel Brady (1756–1795) was a frontier scout and the subject of many legends in the history of western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. He is best known for jumping across a gorge ...

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Elizabeth Van Lew (Union spy) (1818 - 1900)

Elizabeth Van Lew (October 25, 1818 – September 25, 1900) was a well-born Richmond, Virginia resident who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civ...

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Timothy Webster (Union spy) (1822 - 1862)

Timothy Webster (March 12, 1822 – April 29, 1862), Pinkerton agent and Union spy, was the first spy in the American Civil War to be executed. Early life Webster came to America with hi...

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Brig. General Thomas Jordan (CSA), General-in-Chief of the Cuban Liberation Army (CLA) (1819 - 1895)

) Thomas Jordan (September 30, 1819 – November 27, 1895) was a Confederate general and major operative in the network of Confederate spies during the American Civil War. A career soldier in th...

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Thomas Dudley Cabot (1897 - 1975)

Thomas Dudley Cabot (May 1, 1897- June 8, 1995) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He also became U.S. Department of State's Director of Office of International Security Affairs. Ear...

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Arthur Goldberg, U.S. Secretary of Labor and Associate Justice of the U.S Supreme Court (1908 - 1990)

Arthur Joseph Goldberg (August 8, 1908 – January 19, 1990) was an American statesman and jurist who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Supreme Court Justice and Ambassador to the United Na...

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Harriet Tubman MP (c.1822 - 1913)

BIRTH DATE : c.1820. Because she was a slave, and owners did not record their slaves' birthdates, the exact date of Harriet's birth is unknown -- different accounts list 1820 or 1821. BIRTH PLACE : (...

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Robert William Komer (1922 - 2000)

Robert William "Blowtorch Bob" Komer (February 23, 1922 - April 9, 2000) was a key figure in the pacification effort to win South Vietnamese "hearts and minds" during the Vietnam War, heading Civil O...

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John Brown (Abolitionist) MP (1800 - 1859)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Brown, c.1856. Born May 9, 1800(1800-05-09) Torrington, Connecticut Died December 2, 1859 (aged 59) John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1...

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