The Unfortunate Death of Major Andre', 1780, (1790?). British soldier Major John Andre (1751-1780) was hanged as a spy during the American War of Independence. The inscription below reads: '(Adjutant General to the English Army) at Head Quarters in New York, Oct 2. 1780, who was found within the American Lines in the character of a Spy'. From "The New Complete & Authentic History of England" by Edward Barnard. (London, 1790?). Artist John Goldar. (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)
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January 29th, 2021
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