The Columbia Expedition: John Ledyard

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The Herald: British Royal Marine under Captain James Cook and First American travel writer, John Ledyard witnessed the death of James Cook in Hawaii, and went AWOL to return to his native United States with the scheme of global trade. Hit and Run History heads down to Connecticut to investigate the carnage wrought by Loyalist and Hessian troops prior to Ledyard’s homecoming.

Locations: Boston Public Library, New London & Fort Griswold, Groton, Conn.

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