Hannah Caldwell, the Reverend’s wife, “with a babe of eight months, and one of three years old, with the housekeeper and a little maid, were left. Mrs. Caldwell having dressed herself, and put her house in order, retired into a back room[….]One of the barbarians advancing around the house, took the advantage of a small space, through which the room was accessable [sic], and fired two balls into that amiable lady, so well directed that they ended her life in a moment.”
Using Ron Chernow’s biography (Miranda’s inspiration for the musical) and primary source documents, I’ve set out to pull the facts from the musical interpretation. This is the first in a series of what I hope will be an interesting, educational, and historical companion to an amazing musical.
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