Thomas Hickey

It is the 4th of July so let us talk about some of our Revolutionary history.

I will patiently wait while you hit the Google button and learn who this man is and what he has to do with this country.

George Washington had holed up in New York City in the spring to fortify it against an expected British invasion — an invasion that did indeed arrive and eventually drove the Continental Army all the way to Philadelphia.* As Paine beheld, the wrong turn of events here could have been decisive. The Continental Army was badly outnumbered and afflicted by desertion. The Continental Congress itself had to abandon Philadelphia not long after boldly declaring independence on July 4.

Whatever one might say of the great-man historiographical mood, you’d have to think that knocking out the rebel army’s top general at this juncture would have been a coup for the British.

http://www.executedtoday.com/2013/06/28/1776-thomas-hickey-plotting-against-george-washington/

Your lesson for the day is complete…..

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4 thoughts on “Thomas Hickey

  1. Easy to forget that some 500,000 people remained loyal to the British during the Revolutionary War.
    Have a good 4th, chuq.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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