1814 : Former Michigan Territorial Governor William Hull Sentenced to Death

January 3, 2023 all-day

On January 3, 1814 a court martial was convened to try former governor William Hull on charges of cowardice and neglect of duty for surrendering Detroit to British in 1812. He was found guilty and sentenced to death. President Madison commuted his sentence because of his Revolutionary War record and his age.

Sources :

Historical Society of Michigan

More About General William Hull from History.com

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