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  • Our Forgotten Fallen, from an earlier war.

    05/28/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 8 replies
    05/28/2012 | Self
    Today is Memorial Day, once also known as Decoration Day, hallowed to honor our military dead. Started to honor our Civil War dead, it has been expanded to honor all of our military dead of the United States from the Revolutionary War on (1775 to present). Yet in doing so, we still leave some out unless we become more expansive yet and include the 10,000+[1] of an even earlier conflict. I request those who read this, cast their minds back to a war that too many have forgotten but that forged an unbreakable mold upon our continent, "The French and...
  • Possible remains unearthed from 1759 battle on Plains of Abraham

    10/10/2011 6:28:34 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2011 | MARIANNE WHITE
    Archeologists believe they have made a "major" discovery of remains dating back to the famed 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.Photograph by: John Major/Canwest News Service, QUEBEC — Archeologists believe they have made a "major" discovery of remains dating back to the famed 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The human bones and other artifacts were found last week during excavations conducted ahead of the expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts located on the battlefield where one of the most important battles in Canadian history — the fall of Quebec —...
  • "Washington the Warrior" Rebroadcast Tonight at 8 (Saturday, June 3) on The History Channel

    06/03/2006 6:15:51 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 31 replies · 372+ views
    The History Channel ^ | 6-3-06 | Me
    I saw this last week and wanted to recommend it for those who did not see, tape, Tivo or DVD it. Although the first hour (French and Indian War) was a bit more negative in terms of Washington's strategy and sophistication (yeah, he shouldn't have built Fort Necessity on low ground), he was a mere kid at the time in charge of the Virginia Militia, and the only one in the colony to step up. Also, the depiction of events in Jumonville Glen is antithetical to what I have read in several different sources, that is, Washington never gave the...
  • Fort Frederick: 250 years of history

    05/21/2006 5:35:05 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 5 replies · 352+ views
    Frederick [MD] News-Post ^ | 05/21/06 | Susan Guynn
    BIG POOL -- Eric Roethlisberger sat in the green outside Captain Wort's Sutler Shop. The sky above him was blue, the air was cool -- quite pleasant for a man whose feet were locked in the wooden stocks used to punish men and women who have broken the law. The former high school government teacher hadn't committed a crime. The "punishment" was all in the name of history and fun as Mr. Roethlisberger and his 4-year-old son, Ben, became part of the living history Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park, a stone fort built in the 18th century during...
  • Museum exhibition tells us who we are [Canadians talk about French&Indian War]

    03/09/2006 5:28:03 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 775+ views
    Canada.com [Ottawa Citizen] ^ | Thursday, March 09, 2006 | Patrick Dare
    In the 1754 scene portrayed here, Washington is forced to sign surrender papers after a resounding defeat by the French and their native allies. Photograph by : THE SENATOR JOHN HEINZ PITTSBURGH REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER Clash of Empires recounts story of how Canada, U.S. came to be It is the war that made Canada and the United States. Not the First World War, nor the second. But the first global war: The Seven Years War, 250 years ago. A new exhibition telling the story of this extraordinary chapter in North America's history will be at the Canadian War Museum,...
  • A rock in a hard place rolls on to new home

    03/09/2006 5:34:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 8 replies · 208+ views
    Albany Times-Union ^ | 3-8-06 | COLIN McDONALD
    A 33,000 pound boulder memorializing revolutionary war hero Colonol Marinus Willett will be moved to the corner of Willett and State Streets as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the park. (Skip Dickstein / Times Union) The memorial plaque on a 33,000 pound boulder honoring Colonel Marinus Willett, a revolutionary war hero and former Mayor of New York. (Skip Dickstein / Times Union) 16-ton memorial, which has been hit by cars, will move to less-trafficked corner of Washington Park He was famous for his deadly swordplay and hand-to-hand combat in the Revolutionary and French and Indian wars. Advertisement...
  • Why We Don't Speak French [The War That Made America]

    01/18/2006 8:16:16 AM PST · by Ditto · 30 replies · 1,523+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Jan 15, 2006 | Michael Machosky
    When you hear the phrase "the war that made America," that war should be pretty obvious. The Revolutionary War first comes to mind. If not, it's got to be the Civil War, which forged America as the modern industrial superpower in its fires. Strike two. "The War That Made America," WQED's four-part, $13-million-plus documentary refers to the French and Indian War, which the filmmakers contend had an impact far larger than once thought, and set the stage for the Revolution. But aside from "Last of the Mohicans," for most Americans, the French and Indian War is as dense and mysterious...
  • You say you want a revolution? [TV Series on French&Indian War Alert]

    01/12/2006 5:24:59 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 598+ views
    The Arlington Advocate ^ | January 12, 2006 | Jennifer Mann
    When reflecting upon the momentous battles that shaped America as a country, most go no further back than the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War, or what British and Canadians refer to as the Seven Years' War, is often relegated to a smaller place in U.S. history. But an upcoming four-part dramatic documentary, Episodes 1 and 3 of which were written, produced and directed by Arlington resident and filmmaker Eric Stange, intends to change perceptions of the 1754 to 1763 struggle. Titled "The War That Made America," the documentary premiering on PBS Jan. 18 and 25 explores how the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Gen. John Forbes & Fort Duquesne (1758) - May 26th, 2005

    05/25/2005 10:00:34 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 100 replies · 6,255+ views
    Military History Magazine. | December 2001 | James P. Myers
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Robert Rogers and Roger's Rangers - Nov. 29th, 2004

    11/28/2004 9:41:12 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 78 replies · 7,535+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General Israel Putnam - Nov. 1st, 2004

    10/31/2004 10:14:36 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 124 replies · 9,016+ views
    Legendary Connecticut ^ | 1992 | David E. Philips
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their...
  • Funds secured for French and Indian War sites

    10/30/2003 10:04:35 AM PST · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 208+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Thursday, October 30, 2003
    <p>A $500,000 allocation of federal funds has been earmarked to help develop special programs, interpret historic events and link the region's important sites of the French and Indian War for the 250th anniversary of that conflict.</p> <p>The allocation was included in the U.S. Department of Interior appropriations legislation that passed the House and Senate this week, U.S. Rep. John Murtha, a Johnstown Democrat, reported.</p>