Foraging: Feeding Soldiers in the Revolution
How We Became America: The Untold Story
Foraging was a common practice in the Revolutionary War – with supplies low, it was the only way that many soldiers could stay alive. But a free lunch for the army camp was often a disaster for local farmers. In certain cases, civilians found their possessions being plundered by armies on both sides. (Runtime 2:37)
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