Revolutionary War Poem
The History Detectives arrive in Salem, Oregon to look into the story of a Revolutionary War poem found 25 years ago hiding in an antique trunk.
1780. The Revolutionary War has been underway for five years. In a dark prison cell in England, an American prisoner of war writes a heartfelt poem.
The document appears to have been written by an American named Dan Goodhue, who, in seven passionate verses, tells the story of the ongoing Revolutionary War and laments his own sad fate.
Who was Dan Goodhue and how did his poem travel across the sea and end up in Oregon more than 200 years later?
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