A Winter Worse Than Valley Forge
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1233 , Segment 1
Episode: Kidnapping George Washington
- Oct 19, 2021 7:00 pm
- 35:01 mins
Valley Forge may be enshrined in American history, but it wasn't the worst winter of the Revolutionary War. In Morristown, 1779-80, temperatures hit a record low, desertions and starvations skyrocketed, and the British orchestrated a nefarious plot to kidnap George Washington. Guest: William Hazelgrove, author of "Morristown: The Darkest Winter of the Revolutionary War and the Plot to Kidnap George Washington"