“I have read that after the action at Barren Hill, Washington asked Lafayette to lead the men chasing after the Brits when they did abandon Philadelphia and head back to New York City,” my stepmother said. “But Charles Lee, one of our generals who had spent nearly eighteen months as a prisoner of the British, was released just before that chase. Some say that during his captivity, Lee amused his British captors by proposing ways for them to beat the Americans.”
“Was Lee a traitor?” asked Joss.
“Well, the British probably thought so,” said my stepmother, with a hint of a smile.
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