As a leading member of the Culper Ring, Woodhull took on numerous direct espionage missions deep into enemy territory, recording information and communicating it back through enemy lines to Major Tallmadge and through him to General Washington. Woodhull had more training and more time for planning than Nathan Hale, and his training and skills clearly paid off.
His story reads like a thriller. He was daring, brave, crafty and successful. But perhaps the greatest lesson for us today is these qualities are with great patriots today. We should be proud of his success and learn what we can, and should have confidence that today’s intelligence professionals are every bit as capable.