The Times that Try Men’s Souls
It is 1778. You are a British intelligence officer who reports directly to King George III. He has been told by his generals many times that the American rebel fighters will surrender “soon” over the last two years – yet they fight on. You have managed to obtain documents from the rebels. You intercepted an order from General Washington and two diaries – one from a soldier and one from a doctor. You are to analyze these documents and prepare a report for the King explaining the condition of the rebel soldiers and on the likelihood that they are near surrender.Essential Question: What was life like for patriot soldiers during the first two years of the war?