|Played by:||Kelly AuCoin|
|First appearance:||"Spyhunter General"|
|Appears in:||1 series, 1 season, 2 episodes|
Hercules Mulligan is a tailor and spy.
Involvement in the American RevolutionEdit
In 1778, Hercules, at the time a local tailor, stopped by Rivington’s Corner and quietly confronted Robert Townsend about his coded advertisements in the Gazette. He assured Townsend that they have friends in common.
General Benedict Arnold then entered and seized Mulligan to question him about spy activities. Mulligan mocked Arnold for being a turncoat, prompting laughs from the patrons. Arnold then hauled Mulligan away and ordered James Rivington to print a notice that General Henry Clinton had appointed him Spyhunter General.
Townsend later allowed Lieutenant Colonel John Graves Simcoe to enter Rivington’s Corner after a guard barred him from entry. Simcoe introduced himself to Arnold, who questiond Townsend about Mulligan. Arnold took notes as Townsend answers his questions. Simcoe stared at Townsend, who, rattled by Simcoe’s gaze, went to his room and burned his spy tools.
Arnold later interrogated Mulligan at Bridewell Prison, which resulted in Mulligan refuting Arnold’s spy accusations.