057 - The Men Who Would Be Washington, Part VIII

American major general Charles Lee is free of British captivity and gets one more chance to redeem himself at the Battle of Monmouth Court House in summer, 1778.

But he doesn't take it. By the time of the second anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Charles is facing a court martial. He never commands troops in the field again.

Being Charles, he goes on the attack against Washington and the Congress, which doesn't work out for him.

We reach the end of our series on Charles Lee, and talk about what makes him such a historical trainwreck.

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