But Washington will attack. And he will do so not once, not twice, but three times over the remarkably short span of six weeks. As "The Philadelphia Campaign" unfolds, the desperate fight for in- dependence becomes a stark reality for those caught up in its violence. Jacob Landes, the quiet young man from rural Pennsylvania, receives his terrifying baptism of fire at the Battle of Brandywine. An awful nighttime slaughter known as the Massacre at Paoli is experienced by Sergeant Alexander Bickell, a Hessian mercenary in the British army. And Brigadier General William Maxwell watches in horror as his men launch attack after bloody attack on a British stronghold at the Battle of Germantown.
This campaign will bear witness to a series of the largest and deadliest battles of the American Revolution that will test the resolve of both sides to continue the conflict, and have a dramatic impact on the ultimate outcome of the war - and the birth of a nation.