A short prose of Washington and Lafayette at the Battle of Brandywine.Those of you who have watched Liberty's Kids will notice certain elements were thrown in. Enjoy
"Retreat calmly!" ordered the young General Lafayette.
Thee noxious smoke from the gunpowder and muskets made it hard to concentrate and even harder to see. Amid the screaming - both of panic and of agony - his strident voice went mostly unheard, so he quickly pulled his bay colt to a halt and dismounted.
The British were gaining now, were almost upon them. But if this retreat was not done right, many more soldiers would not make it out of this battle alive. They would be the several more dying men in the flattened grass, writhing before they expired in torment. They were the men he tried hard, so hard, not to look at.
The redcoats were even closer now. He could see the 'whites of their eyes' just as General Washington had once described the Battle of Bunker Hill.
They will shoot now, any time,