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General Pulaski Didn't Let His Small Stature Hold Him Back

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General Pulaski Didn't Let His Small Stature Hold Him Back

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Despite his small size, General Pulaski cut an impressive figure, especially in battle. In 1779, his bold offensive outside Charleston, South Carolina pushed British forces all the way back to Georgia.

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    Apr 08
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    Apr 08
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    Apr 09

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Casimir Pulaski was an American Revolutionary War hero who helped save George Washington's life in the Battle of Brandywine. He was known as the "Father of the American Cavalry," but new evidence suggests that the general may not have been male. Follow a team of anthropologists as they examine the bones found at Pulaski's monument in Savannah and run state-of-the-art DNA tests in order to determine if the officer was female or if someone else was buried in the tomb.

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