Tim Trott

T is for Treason

Coming July 4, 2022

The name most closely associated Benedict Arnold is the classic traitor from American history books. The name now has become synonymous with the term. Arnold also holds the distinction of being the first American traitor. It may surprise you to know that Arnold was never charged or convicted of treason. The only person sentenced on a Federal charge of treason was William Mumford. You probably never heard that name and you may be surprised to learn what crime lead to his execution.