This seasons Black Friday Bonus Episode has the boys hacking through the wilderness of western Maryland and Pennsylvania with some rather unusual companions. The Braddock Expedition of 1755 and the disaster of the Battle of the Monongahela, fought July 9, 1755 is fairly well known in this part of the world, but what was completely unknown to us was the presence of sailors on the expedition as well.
To talk about this Pat and Matt have brought in their friend Kyle Dalton, formally of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and now the Director of the Historic Union Mills Homestead, to speak on one of his passions, the Wooden World, naval history in the 18th Century. Kyle has dug deep into who the sailors were on the expedition, what they did during the march and what happened to them during and after the battle.
So if you are braving the Black Friday shopping or just hunkering down for a post Thanksgiving nap, turn it up and join us as we learn about Braddock's Tars!
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