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First Name: Enoch

Last Name: Crosby

Birthplace: Harwich, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Continental Army (1775 - 1784)

Date of Birth: 1750

Date of Death: 1835

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Enoch Crosby

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


Enoch Crosby

Soldier, Continental Army

Enoch Crosby was born in 1750 in Harwich, MA.

During the Revolutionary War, Enoch Crosby fought in northern New York during his first enlistment. After his enlistment was up, he returned to Carmel, NY, where he decided to enlist again. While enroute to enlist, he met up with a group of Tories who took him as one of their own and took him to their secret meeting. After the meeting Enoch reported them to the authorities and they were arrested.

He was recruited by John Jay to spy for the Continental Army and his spying uncovered many British spies and Tories. Eventually he was uncovered and beaten one time and left for dead, and shot another time.

Crosby lived to see the end of the War and lived out his life in Putnam County, NY.

Famed author James Fenimore Cooper wrote a book titled "The Spy" believed to be about Enoch Crosby's war heroics.

Death and Burial

Enoch Crosby died in 1835 in New York. He is buried at Gilead Cemetery in Carmel, NY.

Honoree ID: 2397   Created by: MHOH




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