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Hercules Mulligan
Birth: 1740, Northern Ireland
Death: 1825

Revolutionary War soldier and spy. Mulligan was a tailor by trade, but during the Revolutionary War he was an activist and spy for the Americans. Mulligan twice saved George Washington from being captured by the British through his espionage efforts. In 1765, he joined the Sons of Liberty. In January 1770, he fought in the Battle of Golden Hill, in New York City, one of the first violent incidents leading up to the Revolutionary War. In 1773, he and his wife took in a young boarder named Alexander Hamilton, who later became a soldier in the war and an aide to General George Washington. In the summer of 1775, he helped the Sons of Liberty steal a cache of muskets from the city armory. He was among the leaders who, after hearing the Declaration of Independence, marched to Bowling Green to topple the statue of King George III. When Washington needed reliable information from within British-held New York City Hamilton recommended his friend Hercules Mulligan. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Sarah Cooke Mulligan (1697 - 1777)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Sanders Mulligan (1748 - 1826)*
 
 Children:
  John W Mulligan (1774 - 1862)*
  William Cooke Mulligan (1780 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Churchyard
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Section S4, Southside. Thomas Whalie Family Vault
 
Created by: Dan Silva
Record added: Sep 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11792009
Hercules Mulligan
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Hercules Mulligan
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Oh what to say to youYou died happy and peacefully and that's what America's favorite spy deserved.You are a man of high honor.Thank you for your service.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 4, 2017

- Zoey Stardust
 Added: Jul. 13, 2016
Hercules Milligan, needs no introduction.
- Breanna Kempf
 Added: Apr. 29, 2016
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