This week we continue our narrative adventure through the life of John Laurens (1754–1782), with comparisons to his portrayal in the hit musical, Hamilton.  

We rejoin the story in the early months of 1778, after John has asked his father, Henry Laurens, for permission to use some men enslaved by the Laurens family as the nucleus of a proposed regiment of black soldiers.  This week we follow John’s successes and failures up through the cease-fire at Yorktown in October 1781.