Besides his role as the Revolution’s most famous propagandist, Thomas Paine also served Washington’s Continental Army as what we would today identify as an “embedded” war correspondent. He observed the battles for New York and Washington’s retreat to New Jersey. He used the bases of his experiences to write his second most famous pamphlet, The American Crisis, in which he reminded his readers that “these are the times that try men’s souls.” In the spirit of Thomas Paine, prepare a narrative of a Revolutionary War battle.