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053 - The Men Who Would Be Washington, Part IV

Season 1, Ep. 53

Brand new Major General Charles Lee was looking pretty darn indispensable in the early days of the American Revolution.


After the British abandoned Boston, their next move was unclear. The Continentals believed that the next attack would either hit Canada, New York City, or the Southern colonies.


It is worth noting that new General Charles Lee was appointed to each of these commands. He became the early Revolution's troubleshooter.


And there was a lot of trouble to shoot.


There were British Loyalists, runaway slaves, poorly equipped and trained Continental militia, and civilian governments who didn't seem to realize that the British were about to rain hell and damnation down on them.


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