- Main article: Culper Ring/In-universe
The Culper Ring is a spy ring unofficially organized by Captain Benjamin Tallmadge in the autumn of 1776 during British occupation of New York City during the American Revolutionary War. The ring was later made official in 1777 under the orders of General George Washington.
- Main article: Culper Ring/Real life
The Culper Ring was a spy ring organized by Major Benjamin Tallmadge under the orders of General George Washington in the summer of 1778 during British occupation of New York City at the height of the American Revolutionary War. Their name was derived from the aliases taken by two of its main members, Abraham Woodhull and Robert Townsend, who were known as "Samuel Culper, Sr." and "Samuel Culper, Jr." respectively.