Lady spies subject of Rehoboth talk


Rehoboth Beach, DE – Retired CIA officer Ken Daigler speaks about the Lady Spies of the American Revolution Thursday, July 23 at 11:30 at King’s Creek Country Club, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Pre-paid reservations are available for a luncheon and lecture titled “Beauty, Brains and Sex: Female Spies during the American Revolution.” Mr. Daigler will explain women’s roles in spycraft including the sculptress Patience Lovell Wright, Anna Strong, and Ann Bates. He will discuss the role the mistress played in exposing the first American traitor, Dr. Benjamin Church and the role Peggy Shippen played in the defection of America’s most famous traitor, General Benedict Arnold.

Mr. Daigler, a retired CIA officer and specialist on Revolutionary War intelligence activities, is the author of Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence During the Revolutionary War. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline for reservations is July 20. Mail checks made to Linda Young, 2 Norfolk Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Copies of Mr. Daigler’s book will be available at 20% discount. He will be available to sign your copy.

Photo caption: Peggy Shippen Arnold, second wife of Benedict Arnold, and other lady spies will be the subject of a lecture by former Cia employee Ken Daigler on July 23.