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How Casimir Pulaski Became a Firm Favorite of George Washington

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How Casimir Pulaski Became a Firm Favorite of George Washington

Short | 03:59

At the Battle of Brandywine, Casimir Pulaski impressed with his bravery and leadership and may have even saved George Washington's life. But did this unlikely hero have a startling secret?

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    • 8:00pm
    Apr 08
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    • 11:00pm
    Apr 08
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    • 1:00pm
    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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