Get it straight, people. Read this.
If you want to argue/debate/discuss the issue of civilian courts for terrorists, OK -- just don't muddy the waters by claiming a historical precedence that doesn't exist.
This sort of thing drives me crazy.
Go back and brush up your American Revolution history about John Adams and the British soldiers accused of perpetrating the Boston Massacre. Here's a little summary by a law professor. If you have a bit more time, do read the excellent biography John Adams by David McCullough.