Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tried For Treason


The Ultimate History Project website featured an article, Patriot or Traitor: The Role of John Hodges in the War of 1812, by Courtney C. Hobson (excerpt below):

"[William] Pinkney’s impassioned defense of Hodges’ actions during a confused time of war won Hodges an acquittal.  Pinkney was so convincing that the jury did not even leave the jury box to deliberate. To date, John Hodges is the only known person to be tried for treason during the War of 1812."

Francis Scott Key and Dr. Beanes were also mentioned in the article.

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