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Drive Thru American History

New York and the Revolutionary War (#109)

Beginning at the Shrine to Liberty on Long Island, learn how their overnight retreat and the dense fog that descended saved Washington’s troops. Viewers will also learn that prisoners of war were kept in horrible conditions on ships in the Hudson River and that 20,000 of the 30,000 Hessian troops hired to supplement the British army died from unsanitary conditions, rather than battle wounds. [23 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This award-winning series explores the discovery and founding of America. Visit Christopher Columbus’ birthplace in Italy and the place in Spain where he set sail for America. From there through the Revolutionary War and the beginnings of a nation, these programs provide a fast paced drive through history that’s just plain “ cool.”

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