The low point of the war for the Americans. Washington’s adjutant, General Joseph Reed, questions the Commander’s ability to lead. General Lee ignores Washington’s orders and is eventually captured by the British (12/13/76). The Continental Congress, anticipating attack, flees Philadelphia for Baltimore (12/12/76). Washington knows he must win a battle or the revolution will fail from lack of public support. Meanwhile, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Franklin’s thoughts and hopes are with the Americans.The Kids are reunited with Thomas Paine and are witnesses as Paine writes that "These are the times that try men's souls."