Thomas Hickey (soldier)

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Thomas Hickey (died June 28, 1776) was a Continental Army soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and the first person to be executed by the Continental Army for "mutiny, sedition, and treachery".wikipedia
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He became part of the Life Guard, which protected General George Washington, his staff, and the Continental Army's payroll.
A plot to assassinate or capture him was discovered amidst the tensions, but failed, though his bodyguard Thomas Hickey was hanged for mutiny and sedition.

David Mathews

During the trial, David Mathews, the Mayor of New York City and a Loyalist, was accused of funding the operation to bribe soldiers to join the British.
He was accused of supporting a plan led by Thomas Hickey to kill the Revolutionary General George Washington.

Commander-in-Chief's Guard

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He became part of the Life Guard, which protected General George Washington, his staff, and the Continental Army's payroll.
In the spring of 1776, Sergeant Thomas Hickey, a member of the Guard, was arrested with another soldier in New York for passing counterfeit money.

William Tryon

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The Royal Governor of New York, William Tryon, had been driven out of the city by revolutionary forces and was compelled to seek refuge on a ship in New York Harbor.
One of Washington's bodyguards, Thomas Hickey, was involved in the plot.

Samuel Fraunces

Samuel Fraunces, a tavern keeper whose establishment was about two miles away, provided meals for the general and his officers.
The supposed plotter, Thomas Hickey, one of Washington's life-guards, was court-martialed, and executed on June 28: Congress, I doubt not, will have heard of the plot, that was forming among many disaffected persons in this city and government for aiding the King’s troops upon their arrival.

Chrystie Street

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He was hanged on June 28, 1776, at the corner of Chrystie and Grand Streets before a crowd of 20,000 spectators in New York.
On June 28, 1776, on the corner of Chrystie and Grand Streets, Thomas Hickey was hung in front of over 20,000 spectators for having participated in a plot to kill George Washington.

Assassin's Creed III

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He is aided by several historical figures who are portrayed as members of the Templar order including Charles Lee (Neil Napier), Thomas Hickey (Allen Leech), John Pitcairn (Robert Lawrenson), Benjamin Church (Harry Standjofski), William Johnson (Julian Casey), and Nicholas Biddle.

Continental Army

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Thomas Hickey (died June 28, 1776) was a Continental Army soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and the first person to be executed by the Continental Army for "mutiny, sedition, and treachery".

American Revolutionary War

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Thomas Hickey (died June 28, 1776) was a Continental Army soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and the first person to be executed by the Continental Army for "mutiny, sedition, and treachery".

British Army

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Born in Ireland, Hickey came to America as a soldier in the British Army and fought as personal assistant to Major General William Johnson in the Seven Years' War, but later joined the Patriot cause when the American Revolution broke out.

Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet

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Born in Ireland, Hickey came to America as a soldier in the British Army and fought as personal assistant to Major General William Johnson in the Seven Years' War, but later joined the Patriot cause when the American Revolution broke out.

Seven Years' War

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Born in Ireland, Hickey came to America as a soldier in the British Army and fought as personal assistant to Major General William Johnson in the Seven Years' War, but later joined the Patriot cause when the American Revolution broke out.

American Revolution

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Born in Ireland, Hickey came to America as a soldier in the British Army and fought as personal assistant to Major General William Johnson in the Seven Years' War, but later joined the Patriot cause when the American Revolution broke out.

Mutiny

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He was later tried and executed for mutiny and sedition, and he may have been involved in an assassination plot against Washington in 1776.

Sedition

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He was later tried and executed for mutiny and sedition, and he may have been involved in an assassination plot against Washington in 1776.

Boston campaign

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In April 1776, after the conclusion of the Boston campaign, General Washington and the Continental Army marched to New York City and prepared for an anticipated assault on the city by the British Army.

New York City

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In April 1776, after the conclusion of the Boston campaign, General Washington and the Continental Army marched to New York City and prepared for an anticipated assault on the city by the British Army.

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The Royal Governor of New York, William Tryon, had been driven out of the city by revolutionary forces and was compelled to seek refuge on a ship in New York Harbor.

Loyalist (American Revolution)

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Nevertheless, the city had many Loyalist residents who favored the British side.

Counterfeit money

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That spring, Hickey and another soldier were arrested for passing counterfeit money.

Court-martial

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He was court-martialed and found guilty of mutiny and sedition.

Hanging

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He was hanged on June 28, 1776, at the corner of Chrystie and Grand Streets before a crowd of 20,000 spectators in New York.

Mayor of New York City

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During the trial, David Mathews, the Mayor of New York City and a Loyalist, was accused of funding the operation to bribe soldiers to join the British.

Caleb Gibbs

In Harry Ward's George Washington's Enforcers (2006), he gives Hickey's rank as sergeant, and notes that Captain Caleb Gibbs was not promoted to major until June 29, 1778, two years after Hickey's trial.