This is the stuff they never taught in history class.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Podcast Episode 59 - Remember The Ladies
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Podcast Episode 58 - Great Mind In History - George Washington
I didn’t exactly HAVE a George Washington episode, but I knew someone who did.
If you’ve been listening for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of the Drinks With Great Minds in History Podcast. The show is not only lots of fun to listen to, but the host, Mr. DGMH, otherwise known as Zach Debacco, has a historical insight that I truly admire. His approach to his great minds in history is unique, and he comes up with brilliant revelations about these historical figures that I had never before considered.
It's a great show, and if you aren’t already subscribed to it, you should be. If it helps, I can tell you that Drinks With Great Minds in History is the only history podcast that Mrs. History’s Trainwrecks listens to.
With all that that implies.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Podcast Episode 57 - The Men Who Would Be Washington, Part VIII
Here I thought things would get better for General Charles Lee once he got loose from British captivity before the Battle of Monmouth Court House.
Nope. Because Charles just couldn't help himself.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Podcast Episode 56 - The Men Who Would Be Washington, Part VII
Second in command Charles Lee had checked into a tavern and sent his dogs and his army down the road a ways. With only a few guards and a dirty shirt, he was cooling his heels while waiting to decide to follow Washington's orders to join up with him.
In the meantime, British General Cornwallis, who was way more scared of Lee than Washington, sent Charles's old regiment of dragoons to find him and capture him.
Which they did. Merry Christmas, Charles...
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Podcast Episode 55 - The Men Who Would Be Washington, Part VI
The British had taken New York and had George Washington's army on the run. They had a massive force pointed right at Philadelphia, the American capital. The Continental Congress had placed their hopes in one man to swoop in and save them.
And it was NOT George Washington.
This gave General Charles Lee the idea that he could be the man of the hour, and then take George Washington's job away from him.
Ellis, Joseph J. “His Excellency: George Washington.” Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon. “The ‘Indispensible Man’: Would the Revolution Have Succeeded Without George Washington?” Retrieved September 23, 2022 from https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war/was-washington-the-indispensable-man/would-the-revolution-have-succeeded-without-george-washington/
McBurney, Christian M. “Kidnapping The Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott.” Westholme Publishing, 2014.
Papas, Phillip. “Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee.” New York University Press, 2014.
Monday, October 24, 2022
Podcast Episode 54 - The Men Who Would Be Washington, Part V
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Podcast Episode 53 - The Men Who Would Be Washington, Part IV
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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