Alexander? There's a letter for you from South Carolina
But I will gladly join the fight
It's from John Laurens. I'll read it later
No, it's not
And when our children tell our story
Will you read it?
They'll tell the story of tonight
"On Tuesday the 27th, Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens was killed in a gunfight against British troops in South Carolina. These troops had not yet received word from Yorktown that the war was over. He's buried here until his family can send for his remains.
As you may know, Lieutenant Colonel Laurens was engaged in recruiting 3,000 men for the first all black military regiment. The surving memberS of this regiment have been returned to their masters."