My interview with combat historian Patrick K. O’Donnell was outstanding. We focused on his incredible new book Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution. The two hour interview flew by quickly as we dug deep into Revolutionary War history. We talked strategy, tactics, information operations, leadership, and, of course, we focused on the Maryland regiment, which Mr. O’Donnell describes as one of America’s first “special forces” units. The Immortals were used extensively in many of the most dire moments throughout the course of the war. They fought in New York, New Jersey, and the Carolinas when the British shifted their strategy to the South.
Mr. O’Donnell claims that the topic of the book “found him,” and he begins our interview discussing his inspiration for this “untold” story. Furthermore, he describes it as a “band of brothers” type of history as so many of the Marylanders fought together for many years enduring tremendous loss and hardship in the fight to win America’s independence. During the interview, Mr. O’Donnell mentioned how the sacrifice of the Maryland regiment, who marched and fought in brutal conditions with limited supplies, made him proud to be an American. He makes the bold claim that this generation was perhaps the greatest in American history. After listening to the interview and reading the book, you will understand why Mr. O’Donnell makes this claim. This is great American history that people will enjoy and appreciate. Check it out!