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  • This Day In History: Aug 22, 1776 - British Invasion Of New York

    08/22/2016 5:10:38 AM PDT · by ETL · 34 replies
    various sources
    On August 22, Howe’s large army landed on Long Island, hoping to capture New York City and gain control of the Hudson River, a victory that would divide the rebellious colonies in half. On August 27, the Red Coats marched against the Patriot position at Brooklyn Heights, overcoming the Americans at Gowanus Pass and then outflanking the entire Continental Army. Howe failed to follow the advice of his subordinates and storm the redoubts at Brooklyn Heights, and on August 29 General Washington ordered a brilliant retreat to Manhattan by boat, thus saving the Continental Army from capture. At the Battle...
  • Our Independence Day; our Second American Revolution

    07/04/2016 8:22:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Today is the day that we Americans re-proclaim our independence. The conditions we live under today are in many ways the same as those our forefathers had to endure in 1775 when they took up arms to fight to live as free people. At that crucial point in our history we had to decide to either meekly submit to the tyranny of an unelected monarchy with its oppressive foot on our throat; or stand and fight risking everything including even more oppression if we didn’t win. When we started our First American Revolution in 1775, winning was as doubtful as...
  • How a Jewish Patriot Saved the American Revolution

    06/12/2016 8:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/12/16 | Susan Frickey
    During the Revolutionary War, our new nation faced a financial crisis. The colonies had no money to pay for the war and the prospects of raising funds were dismal, at best. Colonial troops had not been paid the money due them, so protests ensued. Some officers even surrounded the Continental Congress and held it for ransom, trying to get what was promised the troops for years of hardship, struggle and deprivation. Our young country was very near imploding after all the years of bloodshed, sacrifice and valiant commitment to the dream of liberty. Enter Robert Morris: the richest man in...
  • The Value of Virtue (II)

    05/29/2016 1:16:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    In yesterday’s blog, I related the founding generation’s assumptions regarding the necessity of virtue in stable republics. Many conservatives today believe our early years after Independence was an idyllic era of strong private and public virtue. Some tend to disbelieve the 1787 Constitution was necessary. Resting on that belief, the same conservatives look about today, see nothing but corruption of public virtue, and throw their hands up in despair of ever returning the US to freedom. Contrary to common belief, the first dozen years after Independence were something of a governing and political mess. Right out of the chute in...
  • A Constitution Gone Wrong

    05/25/2016 1:37:34 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    On the eve of troubles with George III in the 1760s, His Majesty’s subjects on the North American continent regarded themselves as among the luckiest people on earth. Charles De Montesquieu praised the English constitution for its mixture of monarchy and republican spirit. Not only were colonials prosperous, they enjoyed a level of liberty not seen perhaps since the best days of the Roman Republic. To be enlightened in the 18th Century was to be interested in antiquity, and to be interested in antiquity was to be interested in republicanism. Many of the men destined to become the statesmen and...
  • The Forgotten Story of the Revolutionary War

    05/04/2016 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On April 8, 2016, military historian and author Patrick K. O’Donnell spoke at the Heritage Foundation to discuss his book “Washington’s Immortals,” a book about the forgotten people and battles in the revolutionary war. The author discusses facts of the war that many schools fail to recognize; these include details of the colonists’ struggles with the loyalists, the soldiers’ shortages of clothing and food, and the sacrifices of many wealthy colonists. The stories in this book of the band of brotherhood and the sacrifices of the colonists are beneficial for students in order for them to fully understand American values....
  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day, Chicago!

    03/07/2016 10:19:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 7, 2016
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Chicago, Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry". Casimir Pulaski Day Casimir Pulaski
  • New audiobook release: The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, by William Cooper Nell

    02/20/2016 9:06:48 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Librivox ^ | February 18th, 2016
    One thing progressives are very, very good at is omitting facts that they find to be too difficult to deal with. So it goes for all of the black heroes who fought alongside our Founding Fathers during the American Revolution. The progressives continual racial narrative is what it is. I first learned of this book through Founders Fridays, because of the work of David Barton. After I read about 5 or 10 pages, I knew it needed to be made into an audiobook so that more people could consume it. Progressives have controlled the universities, have controlled history; for over...
  • Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary War

    02/03/2016 8:00:58 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1976 | Company of Military Collectors & Historians
    Excerpts from "Fife and Drum Music of the American Revolution: Military Music in America series, vol. 1," produced by the Company of Military Collectors & Historians, Washington, D.C. with George P. Carroll, Director of Music -- from about 1976. (Improved audio from my earlier upload of this same.)
  • Looking for really good Revolutionary War resources?

    01/07/2016 9:42:45 PM PST · by Politicalkiddo · 78 replies
    I'm looking for really in-depth resources about the Revolutionary War for my own personal knowledge. Documentaries, books, etc. Thanks in advance. :)
  • Why Colonial women were smarter than women today

    11/05/2015 8:05:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    WND ^ | November 4, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Mercy Otis Warren Mercy Otis Warren was called "The Conscience of the American Revolution." She was wife of Massachusetts House Speaker James Warren and sister of patriot James Otis. Mercy Otis Warren corresponded with many American leaders, including: Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton and John Adams. In 1805, Mercy Otis Warren published a three-volume "History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution." In her work, "Observations on the new Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions," 1788, Mercy Otis Warren wrote: "The immediate gift of the Creator obliges every one ... to resist the first approaches of...
  • Archaeologists uncover secrets of historic Rev War battle site (Parker's Revenge for Lex)

    10/08/2015 5:57:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    AP, via FoxNews.com ^ | September 30, 2015
    Full title: Archaeologists uncover secrets of historic Revolutionary War battle site BOSTON – Archeologists using 21st-century technology are mapping out the exact spots British soldiers and Colonial militiamen were standing as they fired at each other during a pivotal skirmish on the first day of the American Revolution. Parker's Revenge, as the fight is known, occurred on April 19, 1775, after the battles of Lexington and Concord as the redcoats retreated to Boston. Capt. John Parker, commander of the 77-member Lexington militia, had met the 700-strong British column on the green at 5:30 a.m. Eight of his men were killed...
  • First Naval Battle of the American Revolutionary War…

    07/04/2015 2:05:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Maritmetv.com ^ | July 4, 2015
    Before July 4th, 1776, let’s remember Captain Jeremiah O’Brien (1744–1818) commanded the sloop Unity when on June 12, 1775 she captured the British armed schooner HMS Margaretta in the Battle of Machias, the first naval battle of the American Revolutionary War. Under the command of Jeremiah O’Brien, thirty-one townsmen sailed aboard Unity armed with guns, swords, axes, and pitch forks and captured Margaretta in an hour-long battle. This battle is often considered the first time British colors were struck to those of the United States, even though the Continental Navy did not exist at the time. The United States Merchant...
  • American Revolutionary War quiz that even some Obama supporters might pass

    07/04/2015 4:31:59 PM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies
    July 4th, 2015 | self
    Here's an American Revolutionary War history quiz that I modified such that even a typical Obama supporter might score 50 percent. The questions are from an actual quiz meant for grade schoolers. 1) What country did the American colonies rebel against? America Turkestan Bolivia Antarctica Britain2) How many of the American Colonies were a part of the revolution?None All 57 133) What year did the Revolutionary War begin?The war never occurred The year Obama was born The year is unknown 17754) What was the main reason that the American Colonies rebelled and fought for their independence?They wanted their own language...
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/04/2015 9:18:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    PBS via YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...
  • AMC’s “Turn”: The Best Television Show You’re Not Watching

    05/14/2015 2:12:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    As a huge television buff, I'm uniquely qualified to render this opinion: "Turn" is the best show currently playing on any network.It's the story of young father caught up in the American Revolution, who, trying to keep his head down and nose clean, ultimately decides to become a spy for the Continental Army. Based upon a book I'd neither read nor even heard of, Alexander Rose’s "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring,” it adroitly weaves in the exploits of Abraham Woodhull with the better-known stories and events of the war.I was first drawn to it due its...
  • Happy Casimir Pulaski Day

    03/02/2015 2:20:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | March 2, 2015
    Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Pułaski. He is praised for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution and known as "the father of the American cavalry".More
  • Hole in the Wall (Project Appleseed Newsletter)

    01/12/2015 11:13:16 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 4 replies
    Project Appleseed Newsletter ^ | November 07, 2012 | Kaylee
    I would like you to imagine something with me. I would like you to imagine that you are in your kitchen, preparing the evening meal for your family. It's something you've done countless times before, and will do countless times again. And as you stand there, cutting carrots, your eyes drift up again to the spot. That spot. Every house has them - tiny scars of documented memory, incidents of life written in wood and plaster. In some houses it's the scratched door where an over-eager dog always begs to go out. In others a series of pencil marks on...
  • The Dictatorship of Obama’s Bureaucrats

    12/22/2014 5:07:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Early in the morning, two hundred thirty eight years ago, George Washington and the Continental Army reached the outskirts of Trenton, New Jersey. Much like today, no-one really wanted to go to New Jersey, but they were forced by circumstances to make the arduous trek. Washington’s force of 2,400 men surprised, and ultimately defeated, the 1,400 Hessian mercenaries who were fighting on behalf of the British Crown. A much needed win was tallied under the Patriot’s side of the scoreboard, emboldening the Continental Army and our quest for freedom. Washington had lead his men through the icy waters of the...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Purple Heart

    08/07/2014 4:23:37 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | August 7, 2014 | JasonZ
    The Badge of Military Merit, which would eventually become the Purple Heart, was established by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 and awarded to three Revolutionary War soldiers. It was not awarded again until after World War I and, having not been formally abolished, is the oldest military award still given in the United States.
  • The American Flag Daily: Marinus Willett Birthday

    07/31/2014 6:17:25 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 31, 2014 | JasonZ
    Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the leaders of the Sons Of Liberty, Marinus Willett. Willett participated and also led in many battles throughout the Revolutionary War, eventually becoming a New York state assemblyman, then sheriff and later mayor of New York City. We fly the Sons Of Liberty flag today in his honor.
  • The American Flag Daily: I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight

    07/18/2014 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 18, 2014 | JasonZ
    July 18, 1792 is the date of John Paul Jones' death in France, following his service to the United States during the Revolutionary War (along with brief service to Russia afterward). During the Revolutionary War, he commanded Ranger in the defeat of HMS Drake, then later commanded Bonhomme Richard in the battle with HMS Serapis. Although Jones captured Serapis, the Richard sank following the battle, and Jones sailed the Serapis to Holland. To help Jones avoid charges of piracy, the "Serapis Flag" was entered into Dutch records as the flag he flew when he captured the ship, and it became...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Culpeper Minutemen

    07/17/2014 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 17, 2014 | JasonZ
    On July 17, 1775, The Culpeper Minutemen were organized in Virginia during the Revolutionary War. The Minutemen, including John Marshall, future Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, participated in the battles of Hampton and Great Bridge late in 1775 before being disbanded in January 1776. They are remembered also for their distinctive company flag, which we raise in their honor today.
  • The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776

    07/06/2014 8:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    kottke.org ^ | August 13, 2013
    For the Journal of the American Revolution, Todd Andrlik compiled a list of the ages of the key participants in the Revolutionary War as of July 4, 1776. Many of them were surprisingly young: Marquis de Lafayette, 18 James Monroe, 18 Gilbert Stuart, 20 Aaron Burr, 20 Alexander Hamilton, 21 Betsy Ross, 24 James Madison, 25 This is kind of blowing my mind...because of the compression of history, I'd always assumed all these people were around the same age. But in thinking about it, all startups need young people...Hamilton, Lafayette, and Burr were perhaps the Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg of...
  • The Revolutionary War: By The Numbers

    07/04/2014 5:16:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 4th, 1776
    As we celebrate the 4th of July let's take a moment to reflect on the enormous cost, in lives and treasure, that it took us to earn our independence. •8.37 years was how long the war lasted •80,000 militia and Continental Army soldiers served at the height of the war •56,000 British soldiers fought at the height of the war •30,000 German mercenaries known as Hessians fought for Britain during the war •55,000 Americans served as privateers during the war •25,000 Revolutionary Soldiers died during the war •8,000 Revolutionary Soldiers died from wounds inflicted during battle •17,000 Revolutionary Soldiers died...
  • The American Flag Daily: Molly Pitcher

    06/29/2014 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 29, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this day in 1778, General George Washington issued a warrant to Mary "Molly" Hays, making her a non-commissioned officer in the Continental Army, for her bravery during the Battle of Monmouth the previous day. During the battle, Molly carried water to the troops in the field. When her husband collapsed while manning one of the cannon, Molly took his place, continuing to swab and load the cannon through the remainder of the battle, despite having one British cannonball pass between her legs but doing nothing more than removing the bottom portion of her petticoats.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Battle Of Bunker Hill

    06/17/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 17, 2014 | JasonZ
    One of the more famous of the early battle of the Revolutionary War took place on this day in 1775 when the Colonial Army faced the British at the battle of Bunker Hill. Although it was a British victory in the end, the American colonists inflicted much heavier casualties on the British than they suffered, and proved to the British they could - and would - stand up against the British army. Today's flag is known as the Bunker Hill flag.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Arrival Of La Fayette

    06/13/2014 5:18:03 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 13, 2014 | JasonZ
    Today in 1777, the Marquis de La Fayette, at the age of 19, arrived in South Carolina in an effort to join the American Revolution. After informing Congress he would serve without pay, Congress commissioned him as a major general and Washington accepted him as his aide-de-camp in August 1777. La Fayette would eventually lead troops throughout the Revolution, and helped defeat Cornwallis in Yorktown in 1781. An American flag continues to fly on his grave in France to this day.
  • The American Flag Daily: Dr. Joseph Warren

    06/11/2014 4:22:54 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 11, 2014 | JasonZ
    Dr. Joseph Warren, one of the more notable members of the Sons of Liberty, was born on this date in 1741. It was Warren, after receiving intelligence on the impending attack by the British on Concord, who sent William Dawes and Paul Revere on their midnight rides to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock and sound the alarm. Warren later led troops in the battles of Lexington and Concord and later at Bunker Hill, where he helped inspire the men to hold their ground against the British, and where was killed in action. In his honor, we raise the Sons...
  • The American Flag Daily: Adams' Proposal

    06/10/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 10, 2014 | JasonZ
    John Adams stood before Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1775 and proposed the formation of a Continental Army, utilizing the men laying seige to British-occupied Boston. A few days later, Adams would formally nominate George Washington to lead this new army.
  • The American Flag Daily: A Proposal Of Independence

    06/07/2014 6:29:55 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 7, 2014 | JasonZ
    Today was one of the most pivotal dates in American history in 1776, when Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee put forth a motion to the Second Continental Congress, in part: "Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved." Lee's resolution was debated and eventually led to the approval and signing of the Declaration of Independence a few weeks later. Lee himself...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Night Ride Of Jack Jouett

    06/03/2014 5:21:10 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 3, 2014 | JasonZ
    Today marks the beginning of Jack Jouett's Ride in 1781. When Jouett spotted a British force moving toward Charlottesville, Virginia to attempt to capture the Viriginia government and Governor Thomas Jefferson, the "Revere Of The South" rode 40 miles in rough terrain to beat the British there and sound the alarm. He first notified Jefferson at Monticello, where several legislators were staying, then rode to Charlottesville a few miles further. Jouett's efforts saved Jefferson, most of the legislature and General Edward Stevens from capture by the British.
  • Paul Revere's Ride (Tomorrow in History- 4/18/1775)

    04/17/2014 7:01:00 PM PDT · by One Name · 34 replies
    Poets.org ^ | 12/18/1860 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five: Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry-arch Of the North-Church-tower, as a signal-light,-- One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and...
  • New AMC show: Turn (about America's first spy ring in the Revolutionary War)

    04/03/2014 11:52:22 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 20 replies
    I thought this sounded good. It starts this Sunday on AMC. Has anyone heard anything about it yet?
  • ‘Turn,’ AMC’s New Series About America’s First Spy Ring, Is A Visually Arresting Historical Epic

    04/06/2014 9:42:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    The new AMC series Turn, which premieres April 6, is bewildering at first. We’re dropped smack in the middle of British-occupied New York. The year is 1776, and Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is scraping by as a cabbage farmer and sometime innkeeper in Setauket, Long Island. He’s husband to Mary (Meegan Warner), and father to a young child. His father, Richard (Kevin McNally), is a local magistrate loyal to George III. Then the scene shifts. We’re now in New Jersey. A stunning overhead shot reveals a sprawling field of bluecoat rebel bodies lying next to a pool dyed red with...
  • Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death… (Or Free Birth-Control)

    03/23/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    While speaking to the second Virginia Convention on this day, in 1775, Patrick Henry voiced his opposition to the increasingly violent British rule over the colonies. The issue at hand was not insufficient healthcare or an unlivable minimum wage… America was growingly increasingly weary of Brits telling us how to live. (It turns out, the sentiment stuck with us – as is evidenced by Piers Morgan getting kicked off of CNN.) Speaking to the delegates of the Convention, Henry cried the now famous ultimatum: “Give me liberty, or give me death!” And when spoken in opposition to the world’s most...
  • Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia House of Burgess, Richmond, Virginia March 23, 1775

    02/13/2014 4:55:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Lit2Go ^ | January 1817
    No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope that it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen, if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part I consider it...
  • The American Flag Daily: George Washington

    01/28/2014 6:56:59 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 28, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth. -George Washington, 1776
  • The American Flag Daily: The Noble Train Of Artillery

    01/27/2014 4:16:22 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 8 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 27, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1776, Henry Knox reported to General George Washington that cannon he had transported from forts Ticonderoga and Crown Point in upstate New York had finally arrived at besieged Boston. The move had taken six weeks to accomplish, involving men and oxen moving 60 tons of cannons and other supplies approxomately 300 miles in the middle of winter. Once the cannons were deployed at Dorchester Heights, the British withdrew their fleet from Boston Harbor, ending the siege. Knox would continue to serve under Washington through the Revolutionary War, eventually becoming the United States' first Secretary of...
  • Today in U.S. Military History - 17 January 1781 - Battle of Cowpens

    01/17/2014 6:54:47 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 12 replies
    Map of the Battle of Cowpens From Today in U.S. Military History: The Battle of Cowpens took place in the latter part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and of the Revolution itself. It became known as the turning point of the war in the South, part of a chain of events leading to Patriot victory at Yorktown. The Cowpens victory was one over a crack British regular army and brought together strong armies and leaders who made their mark on history. From the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge on, the British had made early and mostly...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Battle Of Cowpens

    01/17/2014 10:55:54 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 8 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 17, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens in 1781, a victory for the Continental Army in South Carolina. To mark the day, we raise the Cowpens Flag, the United States flag which was flown during the battle, designed much like the Betsy Ross 13-star flag except for the one star in the middle of the circle. Independence Forever!
  • The American Flag Daily: Thomas Paine Quote Of The Day

    01/14/2014 7:04:19 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 15, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Men who are sincere in defending their freedom, will always feel concern at every circumstance which seems to make against them; it is the natural and honest consequence of all affectionate attachments, and the want of it is a vice. But the dejection lasts only for a moment; they soon rise out of it with additional vigor; the glow of hope, courage and fortitude, will, in a little time, supply the place of every inferior passion, and kindle the whole heart into heroism. -Thomas Paine, The American Crisis No. IV
  • Letter Tied to Fight for Independence Is Found in Museum’s Attic

    01/01/2014 8:13:35 PM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2014 | James Barron
    It was lying in a drawer in the attic, a 12-page document that was not just forgotten but misfiled. Somehow it had made its way into a folder with colonial-era doctor’s bills that someone in the 1970s decreed was worthless and should be thrown away. Luckily, no one did. For when Emilie Gruchow opened the folder last summer and separated it from the doctor’s bills, she recognized it as a one-of-a-kind document. Ms. Gruchow, an archivist at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, was an intern at the museum in Upper Manhattan when she made her discovery. The mansion served as George Washington’s...
  • The American Flag Daily: Thomas Paine and The American Crisis

    12/23/2013 3:55:22 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 23, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Today marks the anniversary of the publication of one of Thomas Paine's most celebrated works, The American Crisis, a series of pamphlets published over a span of seven years during the Revolutionary War. The first pamphlet was published on December 23, 1776, and contained some of Paine's most memorable work. A few of those words from the first pamphlet include: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and...
  • The American Flag Daily: Valley Forge

    12/19/2013 4:16:04 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 7 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 19, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On this day in 1777, General George Washington led his Continental Army into Valley Forge for what would be a brutal winter encampment where approxomately 2,500 soldiers would eventually perish due to exposure, disease and starvation. However, the remaining men in the Army would eventually leave Valley Forge a better army, due in part to increased and unified training during the winter, along with the knowledge that France had joined the American effort to defeat the British. In their honor, we raise the Betsy Ross flag along with our own modern Stars and Stripes, which would have been impossible today...
  • Preservation group identifies 15 soldiers at NY Revolutionary War site

    11/14/2013 4:23:57 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 6 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/12/13 | Anon
    RICHMOND, VA. – A group working to preserve a New York military cemetery from the Revolutionary War says it has identified 15 soldiers from Virginia believed to be buried there. The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot has pored over old muster rolls, military correspondence, private letters, physicians’ journals and other documents to identify soldiers buried in unmarked graves on privately owned land in New York’s Hudson Valley. So far, they’ve been able to identify 84 listed in the records as having died at Fishkill. The group announced the new identifications on Monday, including the soldiers from Virginia who died...
  • "April Morning" - April 19, 1775: The first day of the American Revolution (Movie Review)

    10/29/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | August 22, 2001 | John Elsegood
    This is simply a gem of a movie based on Howard Fast's excellent 1962 novel,( which I still have), of the first day of hostilities between colonists and Britain. There may have been bigger blockbusters made about the American Revolution (The Patriot, Revolution etc) but to me this under- rated 1988 film is a true classic, capturing the quintessential decency of American colonial village life in Lexington and the developing tensions and conflict on that fateful day of 19th April 1775. I agree with the 2 previous reviewers that this film is a great teaching tool. It shows many things:...
  • Faces of the men who won America's independence: Amazing early photos of heroes

    10/29/2013 4:07:34 PM PDT · by VermiciousKnid · 66 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4 July 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago. Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s. These early photographs – known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original, fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war that established the United States. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356524/Faces-American-revolution-Amazing-early-photographs-document-heroes-War-Independence-later-years.html#ixzz2j9ggoFAd Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • TEA PARTY TALIBAN TERRORISM…… AMERICAN PATRIOTISM AT ITS BEST…..

    08/30/2013 6:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Delaware Newszap ^ | August 30, 2013 | RoadWarrior
    Typically domestic terrorists in the U.S. are people who cling to obsolete beliefs from the time of the American Revolution. They are conservative Christians, reactionary Republicans and conspiracy theorists many of whom belong to racist hate groups. Tea Partiers commonly own guns and stock up ammunition and food in anticipation of starting another civil war to overthrow the will of the governing body that represent all of the American people. Did I miss anything here? I don’t think so because we see this everyday on national television with the Tea Party Taliban accusing the government of infringing on their “God...