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  • A Revolutionary Christmas: The Battle of Trenton, 1776

    12/27/2016 9:07:35 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/27/16 | Susan Frickey
    Try to picture it. Try to feel it. It’s brutally cold. East Coast cold, where the humidity makes the bitterness cut right through to the bone. You’re freezing, even with a thick parka and snow boots. Your fingers are numb in your designer gloves. Holding your hot chocolate, you’re thankful for the warmth making its way down your throat as you walk down the paved and de-iced sidewalk. Travel back in time to 1776. You don’t have a parka, or boots, or a hat or gloves. You’re lucky if you have a shirt on your back and something between your...
  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolution—bravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. It’s not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as “Cornwallis’s Cave,” and for most of our history visitors have been told...
  • Victory and Surrender at the Battle of Yorktown

    10/19/2013 4:51:22 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 19, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On the morning of October 19, 1781, General Charles Cornwallis was ashamed of himself. Equestrian Washington The prior week had begun with General Cornwallis finding himself – along with his 8000 British, Loyalist American, and Hessian troops – hemmed in at Yorktown. He had consciously settled in there that spring, erecting fortifications, seemingly declaring the site permanently “British-held ground.” But gradually, things went against him. The American Commander in Chief, General George Washington, and French General Rochambeau moved in with their American and French troops… The great British Navy under Admiral Thomas Graves was unable to offer support, as French...
  • British used bioweapon in US war of independence

    08/19/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    New Scientist Blog ^ | 19 August 2011 | Debora MacKenzie
    (Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features) A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops were then to join up with the main army, where the disease was raging. It sounds like amazing foresight for its day. "Washington's careful handling of the smallpox epidemic at the beginning of the war was a significant...
  • An Auspicious Day in History

    10/19/2010 5:10:44 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 9 replies
    Self ^ | 10/19/2010 | Self
    October 19th, 1781, British Troops marched out of the battlements of Yorktown, with encased colors and their band playing "The World Turned Upside Down". The British Government, after learning of this loss, became convinced that, 6 years and 6 months after the April 19th battles of Lexington & Concord, the war to retain their American Colonies was lost. Thus with the major help of an international alliance that included major European Powers of France and Spain, a rag-tag and frequently shoeless Continental Army and local militias defeated the world's dominate super-power.
  • Revolutionary find near Yorktown

    08/15/2010 7:36:07 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Virginia Gazette ^ | August 14, 2010 | Amanda Kerr
    A digital sonar image of a different vessel on the floor of the York River. Shipwreck may date to 1781 siege YORK — Two years ago a sonar company in Gloucester was testing equipment in the York River when the crew hit the jackpot: an uncharted shipwreck on the river bottom. “That was quite a surprise,” said David Hazzard, an archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The area where the ship was found is well-documented. There have previously been nine documented shipwrecks in the York River associated with the Revolutionary War and the Siege at Yorktown. Seven ships...
  • On This Day In History: The World Turned Up Side Down

    10/19/2005 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Valin · 32 replies · 1,200+ views
    YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA October 19, 1781 - In a stunning reversal of fortune that may signal the end of fighting in the American colonies, Charles Lord Cornwallis today signed orders surrendering his British Army to a combined French and American force outside the Virginia tobacco port of Yorktown. Cornwallis' second-in-command, Charles O'Hara, attempted to deliver Cornwallis's sword to French general, Comte de Rochambeau. But Rochambeau directed O'Hara to American General George Washington, who coolly steered the British officer to Washington's own second in command, Major General Benjamin Lincoln. Thus ended a three-week old siege which had begun with the miraculous convergence...
  • Time marches backward for a weekend, George Washington's Retreat through Fort Lee, NJ

    12/27/2004 6:37:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 658+ views
    The Record ^ | 11.21.04
    Time marches backward for a weekend Sunday, November 21, 2004 FORT LEE - Three dozen Revolutionary War reenactors marched past a Korean nail salon, a steakhouse and a synagogue Saturday before coming to a halt in the shadow of a 20-story apartment tower. The borough has changed dramatically since the Continental Army began its retreat from here to Valley Forge, Pa., 228 years ago Saturday. "Here it's very difficult, unfortunately, because there are so many distractions," said Peter Schaaphok, who is from upstate New York and is president of The Brigade of the American Revolution, one of the nation's largest...

    01/14/2004 5:47:14 PM PST · by Quix · 5 replies · 981+ views
    INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA ON WATCH IN WASHINGTON 14 January, 2004 | Today’s Topics: Today Marks The 220th Anniversary of the U.S. Ratification of The Treaty Of Paris, Officially Establishing The United States as an Independent Sovereign Nation DC Primary Has No Impact On Party Nomination Blood Shortages Continue In Metro DC Park Service Police Fail Security Test At Washington Monument Extensive Marriage Education And Promotion Initiative Planned By President Bush FCC Chief Calls For Word Ban New Jersey Becomes Fifth State To Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships Congressional Group Warns Of “Morning After” Pill Dangers And OTC Sales Witchcraft and Magic Drawing...
  • Chuck Baldwin: "The Lesser of Two Evils Is No Longer Lesser"

    09/11/2003 2:34:01 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 56 replies · 683+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 09-11-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    The Lesser of Two Evils Is No Longer Lesser By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon September 12, 2003 Those who believe electing Republicans is going to make a significant difference in the direction of the country need to open their eyes to what Republicans are actually doing. Consider the courageous stand of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to resist a tyrannical and unconstitutional order from a federal judge to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building. Instead of supporting the brave Chief Justice, Republican leaders in his state betrayed...
  • Trenton strategy tipped to British (WASHINGTON HAD SPY IN HIS CAMP)

    07/03/2003 3:52:03 PM PDT · by aristeides · 14 replies · 456+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>Through a spy, the British were tipped off that George Washington would be making his famous Christmas night crossing of the Delaware, but the information went unheeded, according to newly reviewed papers of the British commander.</p> <p>The papers from the archive of Gen. James Grant were found in the tower of his Ballindalloch Castle, northwest of Aberdeen, Scotland.</p>