Lafayette leaps ahead of other generals to take a division command in the spring of 1778. The British throw a massive party for the departing General Howe in Philadelphia. Following the party, the British learn that Lafayette has crossed the Schuylkill near Philadelphia. They mobilize the regulars and Hessians to capture the young general, but Lafayette eludes capture.
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