New Smithsonian Doc Rewrites American Revolutionary History

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

General Casimir Pulaski was one of George Washington’s best field commanders, and at the Battle of Brandywine the cavalry charge he led is sometimes credited with saving the life of the USA’s future first President. But when his body was disinterred by forensic anthropologists, what they found was startling.

As revealed in the new Smithsonian documentary America’s Hidden Stories: The General Was Female?, which has its UK premiere on Sunday April 28th at 9pm, tests suggested that Pulaski was likely not assigned female at birth, and may have been intersex.

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