The Strange Case of John Honeyman and Revolutionary War Espionage

Rose, Alexander
June 2008
Studies in Intelligence;Jun2008, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p27
Government Documents
This author establishes that parts of the revolutionary war espionage story of U.S. secret intelligence agent John Honeyman were invented or plagiarized after the Revolution and assesses the veracity of the story's components. According to the author, there is no record of a Honeyman family in Armagh, Ireland and no evidence of his reluctance to join the army, or of the alleged meeting with the General George Washington in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He also claims that Honeyman's escape from prison and capture and the letter of Washington lack documentation.


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