Peabody and Sherman visit America near the end of the Revolutionary War. They find out that Cornwallis cannot surrender because he lost his sword, so they help him find it. This is a comical take on the events that transpired on October 19, 1781, when British General Charles Cornwallis formally surrendered 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia. Cornwallis' surrender brought the American Revolution to a close.
In a scene that reanimates Paul Revere's midnight ride, Moses Cooper rides through the night to alert the colonists that British forces are approaching Concord. He tells them to summon the militia, and they do so after contemplating their situation.
General Washington tells James about the Hessians, German soldiers who are siding with the British in the war. Because the colonists are vastly outnumbered, Washington suggests encouraging Congress to issue a proclamation of independence in order to gain French support.
The colonists, including Major General Joseph Warren, fight the British at Bunker Hill. This clip depicts the first of three attacks on the Hill. While the British won the battle, they suffered great losses.