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Drive Thru History: New York and the Revolutionary War

23 minutes 38 seconds

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Beginning at the Shrine to Liberty on Long Island, host Dave Stotts recalls how their overnight retreat and the dense fog that descended saved Washington's troops. Dave explains 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.

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Runtime: 23 minutes 38 seconds

Drive Thru History
Episode 1
25 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
18 minutes 58 seconds
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Episode 3
27 minutes
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Episode 5
17 minutes 54 seconds
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Episode 6
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Episode 7
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Episode 8
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Episode 9
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Episode 10
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Episode 12
22 minutes 5 seconds
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