1811 Espionage Trial of General James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson fought in the American Revolution and later served as commanding general of the U.S. Army and first governor of the Louisiana… read more

James Wilkinson fought in the American Revolution and later served as commanding general of the U.S. Army and first governor of the Louisiana Territory. Yet, in 1811, accused of spying for the Spanish Empire, he became the highest ranking official in U.S. history ever to face an espionage trial. Retired CIA investigator Howard Cox, who is writing a book on Wilkinson, detailed the controversial career of the accused, and recounted the trial’s questionable proceedings, which saw Wilkinson acquitted. Heritage Frederick hosted this talk and provided the video. close

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  • Shuan Butcher Member Heritage Frederick->Board of Directors
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1811 Espionage Trial of General James Wilkinson

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Program ID:
507402-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Frederick, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Jan 09, 2021 | 4:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 17, 2021 | 8:50am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 09, 2021 | 4:49pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2021 | 2:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2021 | 8:50am EST | C-SPAN 3