When Mr. John Callendar, who was a captain of the Massachusetts militia, saw the fury of battle and the men that were losing their lives around him he ran from the famous battle of Bunker Hill, when his men needed him most! After that battle took place George Washington became the Supreme Commander of the newly formed United States Army. One of his first duties was to order the court martial of Captain Callendar. Washington was overcome with "inexpressible concern" due to the fact that he now had to find an officer that was to be sentenced by a General Court Martial upon his first arrival in the army. He said that the charge of "Cowardice" was "a crime of all others, the most infamous in a soldier, the most injurious to an Army and the last to be forgiven." It was clear that Callendar's career as a captain in the Army was now ended. But his story was not ended. As soon as he had been sentenced, Callendar turned around and re-enlisted as a private in the Union Army. Later, in the Battle of Long Island, he exhibited such courage and exemplary fighting skill that Washington publicly revoked the sentence and reinstated him as a captain in the Army once again. This is true repentance in action. This man was sorry for his earlier cowardice, sorry enough to change his mind as well as his behavior. He proved that he was a different person for all the world to see!