After the success of the Boston campaign, General Washington and his troops headed south to New York where the British were expected to try and capture. The Royal Governor had been forced to flee to a ship in New York Harbor despite New York's high number of loyalists.
Thomas Hickey was a private in the Commander-in-Chief's Guard, a unit set up to protect General Washington, his official papers and the Continental Army's cash. In the spring of 1776, he was arrested for counterfeiting money. While in jail he admitted to fellow inmate of the ongoing plot he was involved in to capture George Washington and turn him over to the British.
In light of the admission he was turned over to the Continental Army to be court marshalled. 236 years ago today, he was hanged for mutiny and sedition.
Why do I mention this? For one the anneversary of the hanging is today, and two The Daily Caller (see link below) has come out with a report that the FBI has investigated over 100 suspected islamic extremists in the U.S. miiitary. If these individuals are found to be collaborating with islamic extremeists (aka our enemies) they stand on the same level as Thomas Hickey. What say you?