Spanish War of 1812 spy to be topic of Canton talk Saturday
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:26 pm

 

 

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.