Because of his American birth, he escaped execution by the British but was sentenced to penal servitude. They have even tried looking for an alternative spelling of the name, to no avail. He is reported to have travelled there without a passport. He was the last man to surrender and he was held in different prison, so his execution was delayed by practicalities. His chief task was to cover the southeastern approaches to the city. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Report an Issue | document.write('