Episode 20

Hamilton, Yorktown, and Battlefield Sunsets

Broadway brought us Hamilton and with it an amazing and entertaining peek in to American history. How then could we not be excited to walk in the footsteps of so many famous historical figures at the Yorktown Battlefield?

Jenn talks about the lead up to one of the most important battles fought in American History, what it was like for her to walk in Hamilton's footsteps...and yes, Scott talks about the pretty sunsets and "getting the shot".

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greetings and

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what type of History Podcast I'm your

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host Scott here with my wife and

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historian Jen hello on this podcast we

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talk about history's continuing impact

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on us and our personal journey through

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YouTube as we continue to explore record

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and share our history walks with you

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now before Jen we get to today's podcast

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topic I want to ask for reviews on Apple

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which we're going to be Reviving soon

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where we interview folks while chatting

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about history over a couple of drinks

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and let the conversation wander where it

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may

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now unless you've been living under a

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rock since 2015 you will likely know

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some of the songs from the Broadway

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musical Hamilton I know Jen does

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but did you know that you don't have to

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pay a ton of money for a Broadway ticket

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to see what Hamilton saw

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or to walk in Hamilton's footsteps so

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Jen what are we talking about today

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we're going to talk about the Battle of

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Yorktown the Battle of Yorktown so why

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are we talking about the Battle of

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Yorktown today because we actually

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visited the battle site in Yorktown

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Virginia yep so we're going to talk

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about what that's like to go there and

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what you can see and some of the

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similarities between the Hamilton song

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and what's actually there for you to see

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yeah so

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um yeah it's easy for us to get to so

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where is the Yorktown Battlefield so

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Yorktown Battlefield is in the city of

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York it's one of those early colonial

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cities

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um it the city was called York first and

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it was named after York

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England yeah and and today it's in

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between like Norfolk and DC yes and it

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was settled in 1691 so it's one of those

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Old Colonial towns but it's in that

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historic triangle that we talked about

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in the Williamsburg um podcast so

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there's a neat little triangle of

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History here in this southern western

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part Southern eastern part of Virginia

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with Williamsburg Yorktown and Jamestown

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all within about 20 miles of each other

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and they all form like a triangle right

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yeah we've spent most of our time in one

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corner of that you know that triangle

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but

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um going to Yorktown

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it was actually more of an experience

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than I than I realized because it's it

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covers a lot of land it's really neat

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and I think people should see it because

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it does do like a

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seven mile

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45 minute

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kind of Battlefield drive that you can

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do and you can get the map at the um

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at the National Park Service yeah

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Visitor Center but it's free to do the

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drive and if you get the chart it'll

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explain everything to you plus there's

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signs everywhere you stop yeah and you

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can't really walk in between these sides

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this is it's absolutely driving you

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might be able to bike it if you got if

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you if and if you're bringing family

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like this would be a bigger kid biking

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thing but honestly it's most likely it's

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a driving it's a driving tour and they

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have like a red route and a yellow route

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right and the red route is like the

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British side and the yellow route is the

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American Revolutionary and then they

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also have some French

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so the French were with the Americans

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okay all right yeah I had to educate

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Scott as we you do even after I make it

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even even after I make the video

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um I just I thought they had some

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separate French routes too so on the

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yellow side when you go drive out you'll

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you'll hit

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um lafayette's Campground you'll hit

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rochambeau's Campground then you'll hit

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George Washington that's yeah that's

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probably so that's what you remember is

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they camped separately because they

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can't they can't put their troops right

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and George Washington was the furthest

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out and he's the farthest out because

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he's the most protected yep right so and

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so that's where we close the video yeah

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because I'm so excited to walk in George

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Washington's footsteps and to be where

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there's a tent that's in the visitor

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center that's George Washington's

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campaign tend and that tenth more than

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likely was at that spot yeah where we

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were walking or walking around is that

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where the surrender or near the

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discerner battlefield or was that

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somewhere else no the surrender battle

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about midway between both of those

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routes it's not it's

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interesting it's not specifically on the

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yellow route it's not specifically on

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the red route it's kind of where they

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both converge yeah yeah and that's the

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surrender field yeah that was that was

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that to me that was really cool but I

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think we're kind of jumping ahead so so

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set the stage for okay for you for the

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battle here

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York the city is on a it's in Eastern

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Virginia it's on a river it's on York

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River it's called Yorktown at about the

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1781 it becomes the epicenter of the

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Battle of Yorktown so leading up to that

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it you know the U.S had been at war with

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England for about six years by the

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summer of 1781. and then when they you

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get into Hamilton they're like the

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Battle of Yorktown 1781 you're like

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we've been the America's been fighting

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for six years now

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um we the first shots are fired in 1775

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at Congo Lexington and Concord and then

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you have these hard winters of 1777 1778

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1779 1780 we did Washington Crossing

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yeah so these hard Winters that

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Washington is enduring there's no real

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they have a few decisive victories but

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nothing that's really over you know

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that's winning the battle right

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so what happens in 1780 is the French

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send over 5 000 troops and the French

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are helping America because they're at

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war with yeah I mean if correct me if my

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high school history memory is wrong but

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the French helped us a lot I mean we win

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because of the friends right and then

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they're going to have a revolution yeah

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right after and we're just gonna hang

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out and we're just gonna watch them kill

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their monarchy yeah but

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but so the French come in 1780 and they

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bring roshambo so Roshan Beau is a

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general a French General and he's very

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like like Lafayette he's very

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um

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professional good at his job just like

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Washington so Washington goes to meet

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him he goes up to Rhode Island to meet

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him in 1781 and they make this plan and

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they decide to attack Cornwallis and

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surprise him George Washington loves

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this surprise attack right then you

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think of Washington Crossing he loves

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this idea of a decisive victory in one

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location he's he's very single

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Battlefield focused he's always been

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that way which is traditional of the of

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the era and for George Washington if you

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study George Washington he is a very

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single battle focused oh really and so

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he him and um Rochambeau traveled down

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to Williamsburg in September of 1781 and

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so that's when I spoke with Lafayette in

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Williamsburg where did you guys stay

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yeah on last week's podcast yes so

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Washington stays at like the with house

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yeah right and they plan their strategy

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because like I said they're in close

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proximity to each other her right and so

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in September of 17 September 28th

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actually of 1781 Washington would throw

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some Rochambeau and Lafayette will

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travel to York and attack Cornwallis and

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this takes about three weeks the whole

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battle is from September 28 1781 and

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they finally will surrender on October

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17th yeah and then the whole surrender

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ceremony happens October 19th

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of 1781. yeah so

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this is when right before this happens

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in the beginning of September the

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British sent some ships down to try to

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reinforce York the kind of hearing that

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these French ships are coming and the

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French just annihilate them yeah and

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that's one of their if you go to the

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visitor center

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they have a recreation of the HMS Sharon

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and the kids loved it and you can walk

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through it yeah that's right that was

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that was really neat it's really neat so

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that's a recreation of a British frigate

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44 gun British frigate that the French

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sunk right there

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in the York River yeah it's still there

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and I think that's the one thing that I

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remember from my high school about

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Yorktown and all that stuff like that

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that and then obviously the battlefield

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but the French holding them off there

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yes was like the decisive thing that

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that kind of turned the tide and and

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tipped the scales in our favor well

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that's what happens is the British can't

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get in to reinforce Cornwallis they go

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back up to New York and cord Wallace is

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kind of like okay

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um I'll give it my best shot but then

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George Washington is very

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this is strategic yeah and what he does

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and we'll talk about it but um

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Cornwallis just gives up basically so

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when they get there they start basically

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Cornwallis is dug in to Yorktown and if

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you go to Yorktown you will see these

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Earthworks that that was really yeah

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they still exist today that was really

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it was like so again just kind of from

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from someone who wasn't particularly

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interested in this right growing up and

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even in college like again I'm not

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history is not my my area of particular

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interest I love doing this with you

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but when I'm there it was one of those

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interesting things like I probably never

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would have gone maybe I would have gone

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you know by myself but you you bring me

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out there you bring the kids up we bring

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the kids out there and being there and

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like literally walking around the

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battlefield I love how

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at the Yorktown Battlefield they they

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actually don't develop a lot of it they

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let a lot of it kind of stay open and it

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really gives you the feel of what it

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must have looked like and felt like back

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then it doesn't feel overly developed

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like some big Park like some you know

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whether it's the Jamestown Settlement

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Recreation which we'll talk about

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another time and it it felt like you

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walking around like oh my gosh like

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here's these readouts that they dug or

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here's these Earthworks that they dug

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and they dug this notch in this hill

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here just so the Canaan could shoot over

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there yeah those trenches the trenches

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and like that was so cool I mean and for

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kids they're just running they're having

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a blast they're running they're running

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everywhere it that to me was probably

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the coolest piece of it again I like

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kind of like the experience

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it was so cool so they dug in these huge

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trenches that's what they did the

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British had reinforced Yorktown dug in

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these huge trenches is to kind of guard

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them made these readouts to kind of

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they're kind of like a readout is kind

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of like a little

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um

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fourth yeah I would say like you know

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when you put all the earthwork around

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you and you can have it and they'd have

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like the sharp the sharp logs that they

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sharpened sticking out yep the sharp

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lugs will be all around and the parapets

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where they can put cannons up on top and

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what George Washington did with his

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troops as he gets in and starts digging

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in close to those yeah so he can get his

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cannons in so what you see is you'll see

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The Siege lines you'll see the first

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Siege line the second Siege line and

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you'll see the British Siege line and

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those haven't changed they've grown over

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with grass now but their earthwork

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hasn't changed so you can walk on them

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and walk inside there it was it was so

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cool because you can walk down and they

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are probably good if you're down inside

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of a readout yeah yeah it's probably a

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good six seven feet yeah if you see the

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video my opening is from readout nine

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yeah so I'm standing in the there's two

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readouts that were instrumental in The

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Taking of Yorktown nine and ten ten is

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the one Alexander Hamilton took nine is

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one as the French took his ten the one

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he sung about yeah ten or 20 seconds

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but nine is when you can go in today and

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stand in because it's more Inland 10 is

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on the water and it's been slowly

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um deteriorating yeah but um nine is is

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more Inland so we were able to stand

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inside of it and I talked about can you

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imagine 400 people in here that night

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and because that's how many people were

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inside there yeah and it was again to

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kind of tutor our own horn you know on

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some of the production value we have

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like these little wireless mic you know

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receivers so I actually stood at the top

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of the readout and you were standing in

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the bottom and as you walk towards me it

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helps it helps in the video give you

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perspective because sometimes it's hard

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to see from a straight video shot not

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the perspective of how deep these things

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are how big they are but when you're

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walking when I'm beating you you walking

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through it and the audio is very clear

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you're talking about it as you're

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walking towards the camera that was that

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was a fun thing for me to do just from

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the production side and they're very so

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you can park close to them and then walk

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out to them but they are accessible if

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you have even a wheelchair I think they

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would yeah yeah I think a good portion

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of them are not all of them but that

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those readouts are really close to the

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visitor center so like I said if you

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start at The Visitor Center you'll go in

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they have a recreation of the ship they

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also have George Washington's campaign

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tent

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it's protected it's you know so for

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conservative but you can walk inside

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underneath it in glass and it kind of

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lets you know how tall George Washington

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was because that for them they have

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markers that's right yes by the time

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he's a tall man he was six six three

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yeah when the average man around then

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it's about five nine so he's pretty tall

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for the time and they all also have

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Cornwallis campaign table what they

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believe is Quinn Wallace's campaign

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table and I talk about why they would

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say that usually they don't have exact

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prominence but it's it points to it but

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that's also protected and you can see

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that's probably the table he used for

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his strategy and planning and so those

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are the three really cool things in the

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visitor center and then of course you

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can get your

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map to start your drive

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but um you know there's there's about

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17

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000

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troops for the American Revolution you

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got about nine eight to nine thousand

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Americans and the French have brought

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about seven to eight thousand and then

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Cornwallis has about nine thousand with

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him he's about seven thousand British

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and three thousand Germans yeah so

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remember we talked about this by the the

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Hessians yeah and so

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they start to dig in this starts in

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September and so the song is about

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September about October 14th and October

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14th is when Hamilton and a French

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officer are given the orders to take

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these readouts right and the French

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officers told to take nine which is the

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Inland one and ten and Hamilton's told

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to take ten which is on the water now in

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the play is this where because he's

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always asking for his own command like

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he keeps asking for command he wants

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this is his name is this his chance this

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is his chance this is his one chance

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well like talk about like perfect timing

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you know right here's your chance it's

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the last battle right obviously they

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didn't know that they didn't know that

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but like hey here's your last chance of

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like Hamilton's like oh it's my one time

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and he does it and then the battle lens

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he's like yep yeah I know and honestly

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so the the whole part is like take the

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bullet such a gun take the bullet touch

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again we move into current we move as

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when George Washington had given the

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orders to just use your bayonets right

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to keep it silent to keep it silent he

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didn't want to tip them off because

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Cornwallis doesn't think they're that

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close right he doesn't have any intel to

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let them know that they're that close

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and so they take these readouts by

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surprise and because they take them by

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surprise there's really very low

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casualty numbers

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I think um Hamilton loses eight and the

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French officer loses 20. but when you're

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fighting 400 men that's a pretty big

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deal

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um

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for the French side the Jersey so the

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French attack the Germans that's who's

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inside their readout And when they see

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the French coming they fire back a

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little and then they go okay we give up

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they're like we don't they're like we're

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not really invested in this they're

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really our country yeah so that's why

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you know it's kind of like Hamilton did

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it but it's like okay there you go you

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know but if you go there and we have we

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have gone there you know for friends for

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Flat Stanley there's a whole thing that

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says Alexander Hamilton stood here you

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can stand where Alexander Hamilton stood

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and I'm sure that didn't come around

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until 2050. I know and after the play

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came out um John Laurens who's also a

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character in the Hamilton play John

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Lawrence is with Hamilton when he makes

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this Siege a readout 10.

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um so he's also there so that's kind of

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that that is accurate of the song

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um and then he talks about you know a

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young man stands on a parapet waving a

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white handkerchief that does happen so

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they take these readouts October 14th

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they fill them with cannons they start

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firing onto your Cornwallis just

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basically holds out as long as he can

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and on the 17th he surrenders and he

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does have a drummer and a British

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officer climb on a pet a pet and wave a

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white handkerchief just like in the song

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oh wow and then on the 18th they the day

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after is when the four officers meet at

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Morehouse so that's another place you

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can go remember we went to Morehouse we

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walk around it

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and vaguely that's what the negotiation

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of surrender takes place and that's one

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of them yes remember one American office

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it was like an actual house that's an

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actual house one French officer two

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British officers and they meet in there

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and they basically at the time you had

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to come on terms of surrender what are

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what are your terms and George

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Washington you know you can't unfail

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your colors you can't walk away with

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your banner flying high you can't walk

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away with any bullets in your gun yeah I

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think I think that they had like threw

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it on their arms yeah you have to do

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these kind of symbolic things

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um your highest in command has to give

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the sword to me well what happens the

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day of surrender which is October 18th

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at the surrender field which is awesome

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yeah it was cool they've got like a

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whole audio thing that you can like go

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in there you're looking over yeah it's

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like you so you walk down from the

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parking lot it's probably what maybe 100

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yards maybe right so you walk down this

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path to this kind of little

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larger stage gazebo covered thing but

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then they've got audio playing and so

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it's telling you and they're playing

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like the the drums and the trumpets and

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you know they're so it sounds like

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you're there and then you're looking

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over where they surrender yeah like what

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would you see that day looking out on

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the field what would you see you will

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see a line of American officers you will

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see a line of British officers and then

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you will see the French having to walk

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side by side between them yeah and

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they've got the old kind of beams like

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the cross beams right that would line

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kind of almost like fences yes

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um so Cornwallis that day says he's sick

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and he doesn't show up yeah I'd be sick

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too and because of that his second in

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command presents the sword to George

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Washington but George Washington won't

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accept it he makes his second in command

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take it oh wow so very symbolic this all

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of this is like you know men of the time

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being sure it's it's a different era

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Yeah a different era but it you know

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it's very neat to be there uh the war

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will this so this is the decisive battle

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right there won't be another

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big battle although the war technically

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is not over until another two years

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September 3rd 1783 is when the Treaty of

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Paris is actually signed yeah

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at this time British Parliament has

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backed down Armament so they they

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basically won't attack anymore and so

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these two years are basically just

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little skirmishes but nothing big until

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the war is over and there was a

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centennial in 1881

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and Chester Garfield spoke because he

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had been president for 30 days because I

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mean Chester Arthur spoke because he had

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been president for 30 days because James

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Garfield had just died oh yeah and then

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there was a bicentennial in 1981 when

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Ronald Reagan spoke that's cool yeah

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yeah and again

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if you're ever in the area and you're

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doing the Williams work thing because

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that's the big draw right I'd say for

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the area right that's that's uh

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the the first first one that everybody's

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going to go to if you get a chance

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though

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I go to go to Yorktown Battlefield

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because one if you kind of just want a

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day where you can drive do a little bit

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more driving a little bit less walking

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right maybe do Williams work first walk

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around all day get your feet all nice

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and tired then go drive out to Yorktown

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and just driving around there was

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amazing because we ended up going back

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later

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and this lighting was just beautiful so

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we went around Sunset and it was the

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most Serene and beautiful it was like

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think of any movie that you've ever seen

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about you know Revolutionary War era I

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mean it was just those the purples and

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reds and oranges and it was like I felt

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like I was I was in that time it was

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absolutely amazing and like we said this

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battlefield has been relatively

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untouched yeah so you do feel like

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you're standing in history when you're

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there it was just that was one of those

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things

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you know aside from being in my Colonial

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Williamsburg and even Colonial

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Williamsburg you feel like you're there

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but there's a bunch of other there's

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people walking around with strollers and

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stuff like that right here I really felt

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like I was transported back in time it

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was just absolutely amazing so as you

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can tell from today's podcast

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watching a Broadway musical bring

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history to life is an amazing experience

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but what I hope you learned from today's

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podcast was that being able to walk in

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the footsteps of those historical Giants

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gives you just that much more context to

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all the words and Rhymes of those catchy

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Hamilton Tunes

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About the Podcast

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A Historian and Navy Veteran talk about history inspired travels, their YouTube channel journey, and examine history through conversations with the curious, the explorers, and the history lovers out there

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Scott Bennie

Host of the Talk With History podcast, Producer over at Walk with History on YouTube, Editor of the Hashtag Historic newsletter.