While Benedict Arnold is the best-known traitor in American history and lived, Arnold’s British confidant and accomplice in the plot to 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. John André was born in London, England, on May 2, 1750. He and Peggy met often in social settings and were believed to be particularly close. Major John Andre (May 2, 1750–Oct. 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. Gen.") to Gregory Townsend, Esq., Commissary General of the British army in By 1771, André had joined the British Army and was sent to serve in Canada in 1774. ANDRÉ, John (1751-1780), Major, British Army, Deputy Adjutant General to General Sir Henry Clinton, executed as a spy . From 2014 to 2016, Feild starred as Major John André in Turn: Washington's Spies on AMC. He has been cast in the film adaptation of La sonrisa etrusca, alongside Brian Cox, Thora Birch and Rosanna Arquette. John Andre. 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. 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 … Autograph letter signed ("John André D. Adjt. Wikimedia. In August 2018, Feild was cast in biographical film Ford v. Ferrari as automotive engineer, Roy Lunn. Among these guests was a significant figure: Major John Andre. If you’ve seen AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, or had a passionate history teacher, you have heard of André. At the time, Andre was an up-and-coming figure in the British forces, under the command of General William Howe. The name of the final party in the treasonous trio, Patriot general Benedict Arnold (1741 – 1801), has become an epithet, synonymous with betrayal. In November 1778, André was promoted to major and named adjutant general by General Henry Clinton, the British commander-in-chief. John André was head of the British Army’s Secret Service in North America as the Revolutionary War entered its most bitter and, ultimately, decisive phase. TURN: Washington's Spies Major John Andre (2014-2016) Stag Ledge (2016) Brave Men's Blood Marcus (2014) He was the British intelligence officer who befriended Peggy Shippen, beautiful daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family. 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