Spanish War of 1812 spy to be topic of Canton talk Saturday
General James Wilkinson was the fifth commanding general of the Army. He fought along the St. Lawrence River during the War of 1812 and was a spy for the Spanish.
CANTON -- American-born undercover Spanish spy James Wilkinson, code named Agent 13, became commanding general of the United States Army during the War of 1812.
Agent 13 will be the topic at a presentation by Matthew Dudley Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 E. Main St.
The talk is part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.