He was probably the most capable combat commander on the rebels’ side before a combination of resentments over slights, coupled with financial distress, led him to turn coat. John Andre. In November 1778, André was promoted to major and named adjutant general by General Henry Clinton, the British commander-in-chief. From 2014 to 2016, Feild starred as Major John André in Turn: Washington's Spies on AMC. Major John Andre's mysterious white braid Major Andre’s mysterious white braid has been the subject of heated discussion among TURN viewers since day one, who — regardless if they love it or hate it — are dying to find historical justification for its appearance in the show. The name of the final party in the treasonous trio, Patriot general Benedict Arnold (1741 – 1801), has become an epithet, synonymous with betrayal. TURN: Washington's Spies Major John Andre (2014-2016) Stag Ledge (2016) Brave Men's Blood Marcus (2014) Among these guests was a significant figure: Major John Andre. 2, 1780) was a British intelligence officer during the American Revolution.In 1779, he assumed oversight of secret intelligence for the British army and opened contact with American traitor Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold.Andre was later captured, convicted, and hanged as … He was the British intelligence officer who befriended Peggy Shippen, beautiful daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family. In 1780, he masterminded the defection of a high-ranking American officer—General Benedict Arnold. Gen.") to Gregory Townsend, Esq., Commissary General of the British army in In August 2018, Feild was cast in biographical film Ford v. Ferrari as automotive engineer, Roy Lunn. While Benedict Arnold is the best-known traitor in American history and lived, Arnold’s British confidant and accomplice in the plot to At the time, Andre was an up-and-coming figure in the British forces, under the command of General William Howe. By 1771, André had joined the British Army and was sent to serve in Canada in 1774. Wikimedia. Major John Andre (May 2, 1750–Oct. John André was born in London, England, on May 2, 1750. If you’ve seen AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, or had a passionate history teacher, you have heard of André. He and Peggy met often in social settings and were believed to be particularly close. Autograph letter signed ("John André D. Adjt. They found him in the Society’s Captors’ Room in a portrait drawn by Major John André. Major Andre devises a plan in this Sneak Peek from the Season 2 Premiere of TURN: Washington's Spies. 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