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This Day In U.S. History November 20, 1776 – Patriot Fort Lee falls to British and Hessian forces igniting the inspiration for “These are the times that try men’s souls”

    “These are the times that try men’s souls”   1776 – In the second year of the American Revolution, Patriot Fort Lee on the banks of the Hudson River, New Jersey falls to an invasion of British and Hessian Forces. The defeated and ragged Continental Army falls into a hasty retreat across the …

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