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  • Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

    01/22/2015 3:14:08 AM PST · by MadMitch · 71 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | BBC
    The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today. The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today.
  • The 1814 burning of Washington, D.C.

    08/31/2014 12:25:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8-31-14
    Moving from the Capitol, British Navy Rear Admiral George Cockburn, Army Major General Robert Ross, and 150 redcoats marched to the White House. Rocca asked Allman what the Britons' impression of the White House would have been as they walked in the door: "I think that it was a pretty good-sized house, but not a palatial one. No Buckingham Palace. No Versailles. That it was, you know, reasonably well decorated." The biggest surprise? A dinner set for 40. So the British feasted in the White House dining room before burning the mansion down. Here, too, the walls survived. But little...
  • Constitution takes one last spin before retrofit

    08/31/2014 3:09:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kiera Blessing
    Old Ironsides sailed through Boston Harbor Friday for the last time until 2018, as the 216-year-old warship prepares to undergo a three-year restoration beginning early next year. The USS Constitution has sailed unassisted by a tug boat only twice since 1881, in 1997 and 2012. This summer it sailed with the help of a tug, but still moved by its own power. Friday was the final unassisted sail until the ship has completed its restoration. Aside from making the usual repairs for wear and tear, the restoration aims to return Old Ironsides to an image of its 1812 self... ...For...
  • Maryland Shines Spotlight on War of 1812

    08/30/2014 5:56:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    The Wall St Journal (free) ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | SCOTT CALVERT CONNECT
    State Has Awarded $5.5 Million in Grants for Celebrations, Research and Education A historian gives cutlass lessons to children at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Thursday. Melissa Golden for The Wall Street Journal BALTIMORE—Maryland officials are on a campaign to elevate the profile of the War of 1812, a historically unpopular conflict that ended in a draw with Britain and has long been overshadowed by the Revolutionary and Civil wars. The state is planning a weeklong festival next month to mark the 200th anniversary of the city's defense in 1814, which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the poem that...
  • ‘Is this shade?': UK embassy ‘commemorates’ burning the White House [pic]

    08/24/2014 5:06:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    twitchy ^ | August 24, 2014
    British Embassy âś” @UKinUSA Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time! pic.twitter.com/QIDBQTBmmL
  • D.C.’s darkest day, a war that no one remembers

    08/24/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-24-14 | Joel Achenbach
    On Aug. 24, 1814, the British started a fire — and ultimately kindled a capital’s future. The day began like so many days in Washington, with a painfully long meeting marked by confusion, misinformation and indecision. The British were coming. They were on the march in the general direction of Washington. The precise target of the invaders remained unclear, but their intentions were surely malign. James Madison, the fourth president of these young United States, had raced to a private home near the Navy Yard for an emergency war council with top generals and members of his Cabinet. The secretary...
  • The American Flag Daily: Don't Give Up The Ship

    06/04/2014 4:09:32 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 4, 2014 | JasonZ
    June 4th is the date of the death of Captain James Lawrence, who died of wounds received on the USS Chesapeake during the battle with HMS Shannon on June 1st, 1813. As the Chesapeake was being attacked, Lawrence gave his final command, "Don't give up the ship." Lawrence's friend, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, had the words stitched into a blue ensign, and flew this flag during his victory at the Battle of Lake Erie. The original is now on display at the Naval Academy Museum.
  • Remember the Raisin

    01/19/2014 3:08:37 PM PST · by madison10 · 40 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 1/19/2014 | kim brent
    Forces march to take their positions Saturday during the annual re-enactment on the 201st anniversary of the Battles of the River Raisin on the battlefield adjacent to the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex. Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/jan/19/gallery-remember-raisin/
  • The American Flag Daily: The Battle Of New Orleans

    01/08/2014 4:52:03 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 26 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 8, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812, fought in 1815 after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Europe but before this fact was discovered by forces in this battle. The American victory over the British in this battle raised American morale in the final days of the war and also made Andrew Jackson a household name. In honor of the American victory, we raise the Star-Spangled Banner today, the flag of 15 stars and 15 stripes which was the standard during the War of 1812.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Treaty Of Ghent

    12/24/2013 3:28:13 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 5 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 24, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On December 24, 1814, the Treaty Of Ghent was signed in the Netherlands by delegates from the United States and Great Britain, beginning the process of ending the War of 1812. While signalling the end of the war, the treaty still had to be ratified by Congress and Parliament (which would come in February 1815), and several battles fought before peace was established, including the Battle of New Orleans, which would take place on January 8, 1815.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Buccaneer"(1958)

    05/26/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • A battlefield from the War of 1812 is 'frozen in time'

    01/23/2013 4:13:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    lat ^ | January 19, 2013, 10:07 p.m. | Candy Thomson
    For nearly two centuries, musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes? State archaeologist Julie Schablitsky hopes to figure that out. With the help of cadaver-sniffing dogs and history buffs armed with metal detectors, she is retracing the footsteps of Sir Peter Parker, a British marine captain who led 170 troops, and a like number of militiamen commanded by Col. Philip Reed....
  • December 29th, 1812, the USS Constitution battles the HMS Java

    12/29/2012 10:02:06 AM PST · by abishai · 15 replies
    ...At 2 p.m., USS CONSTITUTION opened fire on HMS JAVA, a 38-gun ship that was smaller and faster than her adversary and commanded by Capt. Henry Lambert. HMS JAVA's opening salvo damaged USS CONSTITUTION's rigging and spars and wounded Bainbridge. Raking fire from HMS JAVA to the American frigate's stern shattered the helm and killed or injured the four helmsmen. Wounded a second time in the thigh, Bainbridge passed steering orders to Marines in the ship's tiller room, who moved the rudder using block and tackle. Setting the fore and main courses, USS CONSTITUTION closed fast and delivered a broadside...
  • Tallying the winners and losers of the War of 1812

    12/12/2012 4:08:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | James Careless
    The human cost of the War of 1812 was dramatic. Some 35,000 people were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the war. York (now Toronto), Niagara (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Washington, D.C. were torched. Elsewhere, homes and properties were looted and damaged and family lives were thrown into chaos. The borders between British North America and the United States might not have changed when the fighting stopped — the old lines were reconfirmed in the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war on December 24, 1814. But once the treaty was signed, there wasn’t simply a return to the...
  • USS Constitution Sails For First Time Since 1997

    08/20/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 25 replies
    NAVY ^ | 19 August 2012 | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald
    CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (NNS) -- USS Constitution departed her berth from Charlestown, Mass. Aug. 19, to set sail for the first time since 1997, during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day. The underway honored the 200th anniversary of Constitution's decisive victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, marking the first time a United States frigate defeated a Royal Navy frigate at or nearly equal size. It's also the battle in which Constitution earned her famous nickname "Old Ironsides." The ship got underway at 9:57 a.m. with tugs attached to her sides and 285 people on board, including special...
  • Navy's oldest commissioned warship to sail again

    08/17/2012 2:51:51 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 65 replies
    AP via Tampa Bay Online ^ | Aug 17, 5:26 PM EDT | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON (AP) -- The U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship will sail under its own power for just the second time in more than a century to commemorate the battle that won it the nickname "Old Ironsides." The USS Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, will be tugged from its berth in Boston Harbor on Sunday to the main deepwater pathway into the harbor. It will then set out to open seas for a 10-minute cruise. The short trip marks the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during the...
  • Today is National Anthem Day

    03/03/2012 8:37:50 PM PST · by moviefan8 · 8 replies
    Delaware County News Network ^ | March 3, 2012 | Anne Neborak
    March 3 is National Anthem Day. Today is the day to celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner during the war of 1812. In August 1814 the British detained Dr. William Beanes as a prisoner of war. Beanes was a friend of Key. Key and a United States negotiator boarded a British vessel where Beanes was being held and negotiated his friend’s release. The British decided to capture Key and the negotiator. They were held until after the attack on Fort McHenry which guarded the harbor and city of Baltimore, Maryland. The story goes that...
  • Poll favors U.S. in War of 1812 celebrations

    02/15/2012 9:37:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Niagara Gazette ^ | February 14, 2012 | Don Glynn
    NIAGARA FALLS — A bi-national opinion poll measuring attitudes of the War of 1812 shows that Canadians consider the war vital to identifying their nationhood but Americans are more likely to commemorate the 200-year anniversary. At a cursory glance of the budgets on both sides of the border to mark the bicentennial, it’s hard to imagine the Americans can match the Canadians in observing the milestone. While the majority of those surveyed agreed the war significantly affected their national identities, more Canadians identified outcomes of the war (77 percent) than Americans (64 percent.)
  • Ottawa to tread carefully in War of 1812 commemorations

    07/16/2011 1:15:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | July 15, 2011 | Steven Chase
    It’s a sticky question. Exactly how should Canada commemorate the 200th anniversary of a war in which our predecessors repelled an invasion by the United States – now this country’s closest ally and most valued trading partner? The bicentennial of the War of 1812 is fast approaching. It’s a major formative event in Canada’s history – but like all wars, was wrenching and destructive. Both the White House and early Parliament buildings in Upper Canada were torched during the conflict.
  • The STORY Behind the Star Spangled Banner ! {GOTTA SEE IT !)

    12/18/2010 4:06:58 AM PST · by davidosborne · 27 replies · 1+ views
    If you don't "LIKE" this video you have no clue what it means to be an American.. Even if you are NOT an American Citizen you should "LIKE" this video because it captures the HEART of what it means to be an American or an ALLY of the United States of America ! May God continue to bless the United States of America ! This is the story our kids need to hear in every classroom in America but sadly the bogus "Separation of Church and State" will not allow it.... .... yet another reason to homeschool
  • Shipwreck could yield the USS Scorpion from the War of 1812

    08/07/2010 12:25:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2010 | Annys Shin
    A neoprene-clad diver slipped into the murky water of the Patuxent River near Upper Marlboro Wednesday to examine the wreck of a 19th-century ship that archaeologists and state officials hope to make a star attraction in Maryland's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The sailing ship could be the USS Scorpion, part of a fleet known as the Chesapeake Flotilla that was designed to navigate the shallow waters of the Patuxent and harass the British, whose Royal Navy at the time was terrorizing towns from Havre de Grace to Norfolk. The excavation is part of Maryland's effort...
  • The Star Spangled Banner Was Originally About Subduing Muslims In Battle

    03/23/2009 6:55:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 829+ views
    Infidel Blogger's Alliance ^ | March 24, 2009 | Pastorius
    Well, what do you know. The original Star Spangled Banner was about victory in the War against the Barbary Pirates (read Muslims). From Her Royal Whyness: Earlier today, I viewed a video lecture (also forwarded link to you - subject: Arabs and Zionists' tug-og-war over America since 1776 - Professor Michael Oren video)given by historian and author Dr. Michael Oren, here . Quote from the end of the lecture (he's a real tease, that one) : "Why the original lyrics of the 'Star Spangled Banner' talked about Muslims bowing down to the victorious flag of the United States." Well, it...
  • Coupland creates statue to mark War of 1812

    11/05/2008 6:29:45 AM PST · by stentorian conservative · 18 replies · 1,546+ views
    CBC News ^ | Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | 11:03 AM ET | CBC News
    Vancouver-based artist and author Douglas Coupland hopes his new military monument will help stop what he calls a "creeping revisionism" of the War of 1812. Douglas Coupland's Monument to the War of 1812 was unveiled Monday in Toronto. (CBC) "I've grown up and a lot of people have grown up thinking 'Oh, Americans lost that one didn't they?"' Coupland said Monday after unveiling the Monument to the War of 1812 outside a condominium near Fort York in Toronto. "But once I began getting involved in the project and doing research, I began noticing that the Americans are now starting to...
  • Old cemetery poses grave dilemma for buyers of Vt. farm

    05/04/2008 10:13:39 AM PDT · by rarestia · 62 replies · 196+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, May 4, 2008 | LISA RATHKE
    HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The 130-acre property was exactly what Michel Guite and his family wanted: an old Vermont farm with mountain views, rolling hills and meadows. There was, however, one wrinkle: The property included a small family cemetery _ with the grave of a War of 1812 veteran _ surrounded by a fence on a scenic knoll. His proposal to move the graveyard so he can build a house and barn has set off protests. The town has passed a resolution aimed at blocking the move, a descendant of one occupant of the graveyard is trying to fight him...
  • Killed in a Duel, Then Lost in the Earth [Charles Henry Dickinson, Andrew Jackson]

    12/17/2007 10:33:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 53+ views
    New York Times ^ | Monday, December 17, 2007 | Theo Emery
    Mr. Dickinson's death arose from a feud with Jackson, then a major general who gladly settled questions of honor with violence. In 1803, he even challenged Gov. John Sevier, a Revolutionary War hero, to a duel. The feud with Mr. Dickinson is generally traced to the aftermath of a forfeited horse race and rumors questioning Jackson's honor... Some historians have written that Mr. Dickinson also insulted Mrs. Jackson, although documents from the time do not reflect that... Tennessee had banned duels, so the men traveled north to Kentucky. When the order came to fire, Mr. Dickinson hit Jackson just beside...
  • The War of 1812 revisited

    09/28/2007 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 160 replies · 739+ views
    National Post ^ | September 28, 2007 | Chris Wattie
    As early preparations for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 get underway in Canada and the United States, organizers in Canada have run into an unexpected hitch: Their American counterparts seem to think they won. The historical disconnect between American and Canadian interpretations of the war, during which tens of thousands of American troops invaded Canada - then still a British colony - and were repulsed by the outnumbered defenders, has left Canadian organizers of the bicentennial events shaking their heads in bemusement at their American colleagues' staunch insistence that the war was a victory for the then-young...
  • Pueblo Journal: Pike (Who?) Slept Here, a Reawakening City Exults

    07/15/2006 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 43 replies · 713+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | KIRK JOHNSON
    Kevin Moloney for The New York TimesMelissa Bechhoefer, registrar of the Colorado Historical Society, with a sword and scabbard that belonged to Zebulon Montgomery Pike. Kevin Moloney for The New York TimesIn spiffying up to attract tourism, Pueblo, Colo., settled on the idea of a River Walk to anchor downtown. Much of the attraction, along the Arkansas River, offers themes related to Pike’s Southwestern expedition. PUEBLO, Colo., July 13 — All over tourist country, there’s an invisible borderline where people stop and shut their wallets, as if halted by a sign: nothing beyond here to see. snip... Now Pueblo...
  • The War of 1812

    06/02/2006 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 27 replies · 699+ views
    Black Hills Bandit ^ | June 2, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Steven D. Wilson
    After a hard fought war for American independence, war clouds once again loomed on the horizon for the infant nation of the United States. The U.S. felt the British had forced their hand by violating three areas of sovereignty. First, England refused to surrender western forts promised to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. Second, the U.S. accused Great Britain of stopping American ships, under the premise to search for deserters, but instead was pressing U.S. sailors into British service. Third, British sanctions during the Napoleonic Wars resulted in the seizure of...
  • A Vintage U.S. War on Terrorism

    04/30/2006 6:22:46 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 7 replies · 993+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/29/06 | Jonathon Karl
    In 1815, Washington was in ruins: the White House and Capitol building burned and sacked by the British, the national treasury depleted, the U.S. bruised and battered (but not defeated) by the War of 1812. President James Madison called the Congress to its make-shift chamber at the Post Office Building and asked for something extraordinary: a declaration of war against a state thousands of miles away.What followed was the U.S.'s first war on terror. This little conflict is now largely forgotten, but it had great and lasting consequences, establishing the U.S. as a global naval power and ending more than...
  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands

    01/05/2006 8:00:31 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 474+ views
    dcmilitary.com ^ | January 5, 2006 | LCDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN
    Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands. Published by Doubleday, a division of Random House, New York. 2005, 560 pages. Part of gaining a deeper understanding of American history is reading presidential biographies. Each biography is not only a look at the person who occupied America's highest office but is a window on the events, individuals and decisions that shaped America's destiny and character. H. W. Brands is a history professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is best known for his biography of Benjamin Franklin "The First American," that was a finalist for the...
  • This Day In History WAR OF 1812 ENDS December 24, 1814

    This Day In History | General Interest WAR OF 1812 ENDS: December 24, 1814 The Treaty of Peace and Amity between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America is signed by British and American representatives at Ghent, Belgium, ending the War of 1812. By terms of the treaty, all conquered territory was to be returned, and commissions were planned to settle the boundary of the United States and Canada. In June 1812, the United States declared war against Great Britain in reaction to three issues: the British economic blockade of France, the induction of thousands of neutral American...
  • White House loot may be in shipwreck

    11/27/2005 2:37:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 1,883+ views
    Halifax Herald ^ | 11/17/05 | Halifax Herald
    Nearly 200 years after it foundered near Prospect, a British naval ship could spark an international incident if treasure hunters are allowed access to it before archeologists, a Halifax documentary filmmaker says. Earlier this year Nova Scotia issued a treasure trove licence to a group seeking to recover the potential loot raided from the White House in the War of 1812 and sent to the bottom of the sea when a fleet of British ships went down in a storm before it reached the friendly port of Halifax. Arcadia Films producer John Wesley Chisholm has applied to the province for...
  • Reporting on the 2,000th American Death in Iraq

    10/23/2005 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 47 replies · 2,658+ views
    Special to FreeFrepublic ^ | 23 October, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Shortly, the 2,000th death of an American serviceman or woman will occur in Iraq. That will generate an orgy of coverage in the American press on how “deadly” the war is. Sidebars will suggest that citizens are becoming “increasingly doubtful” about the conduct of the war. This Newsbusters article denounces that coverage as dishonest, in advance. I wrote on 24 April, 2004, that the War on Terror is the LEAST bloody war in the history of the United States, measured by deaths per month. This is true going back to the Revolutionary War, even though the nation’s population then was...
  • This Day In History August 24, 1814 British capture and burn Washington

    08/24/2005 4:08:39 AM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 33 replies · 1,607+ views
    historychannel.com ^ | 8/24/05 | historychannel.com
    1814 British capture and burn Washington During the War of 1812, British forces under General Robert Ross overwhelm American militiamen at the Battle of Bladensburg, Maryland, and march unopposed into Washington, D.C. Most congressmen and officials fled the nation's capital as soon as word came of the American defeat, but President James Madison and his wife, Dolley, escaped just before the invaders arrived. Earlier in the day, President Madison had been present at the Battle of Bladensburg and had at one point actually taken command of one of the few remaining American batteries, thus becoming the first and only president...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Fort Meigs and the War of 1812 (1813) - Mar. 31st, 2005

    03/30/2005 10:08:33 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 90 replies · 2,242+ views
    American History Magazine | T.J. Hafley
    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 Index

    01/08/2005 4:15:04 PM PST · by PAR35 · 31 replies · 5,086+ views
    Below is an index of Foxhole threads going back to December, 2002. The index is in three parts. First is an index sorted by chronologically by Era. Second is an index sorted by type. This one is particularly useful in finding biographical sketches and information about armor. The third (to be posted later) is a supplementation of the other two. Scroll down to find the most recent information. Thanks to Snippy, SAMWolf and other contributors who make the Foxhole worth reading.
  • US Casualties - Iraq versus History

    09/07/2004 5:27:17 PM PDT · by XRdsRev · 4 replies · 1,125+ views
    Ernest R. Bower, miscellaneous documentary sources | September 7, 2004 | Ernest R. Bower
    Much has been said and written today about the fact that we have reached a dubious milestone (1000 US dead) in the Iraq War. The deaths of so many American service personnel has energized anti-war activists and pundits and again we are hearing the words like quagmire and bloodbath bandied about carelessly. While I do not intend to demean the bravery and sacrifice of US soldiers in Iraq or minimize the tragedy that every death or injury entails, I do think that it might be helpful to put the current casualty figures in some type of historical perspective. The last...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The Burning of Washington (8/24/1814) - August 20th, 2004

    08/19/2004 11:00:09 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 136 replies · 4,397+ 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 family members should feel...
  • All Four Stanzas

    07/04/2004 10:26:51 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 10 replies · 906+ views
    The Pure Water Gazette ^ | March 1991 | Isaac Asimov
    All Four StanzasBy Isaac Asimov I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem.The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time.I was once asked to speak at a luncheon. Taking my life in my hands, I announced I was going to sing our national anthem--all four stanzas.This was greeted with loud groans. One man closed the door to the kitchen, where the noise of dishes and cutlery was loud...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Naval Engagements of 1813 - Jul. 1st, 2004

    07/01/2004 12:00:15 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 140 replies · 1,824+ 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 family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Naval Engagements of 1812 - June 24th, 2004

    06/24/2004 12:00:41 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 88 replies · 2,164+ 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 family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Burning of Newark and Buffalo (December 1813) - June 17th, 2004

    06/17/2004 12:00:18 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 109 replies · 2,478+ 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 family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Chrysler's Farm (11/11/1812) - Oct 26th, 2003

    10/26/2003 12:00:43 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 60 replies · 3,737+ 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 family members should feel...
  • Where's James Madison's Eternal Flame? (On Madison's Legacy)

    10/23/2003 12:07:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies · 2,353+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/23/2003 | Roger Clegg
    In the Washington Post Monday, there was an article about the new restoration plans for Montpelier, the historic Virginia home of James Madison. The Post interviewed the president of the Montpelier Foundation, Michael C. Quinn, and reported, "With no monument on the Mall or currency bearing Madison's image, the man Quinn calls 'chief architect of the American Republic' and author of the Bill of Rights is suffering from a lack of celebrity equal to his contribution to the nation." That sentence brings back to me a poignant memory. One day, my family and I drove down to see Thomas Jefferson's...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General Andrew Jackson - Oct 18th, 2003

    10/18/2003 12:01:28 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 59 replies · 14,817+ 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 family...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Lundy's Lane (7/25/1814) - Sep. 7th, 2003

    09/07/2003 12:01:20 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 42 replies · 2,158+ 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. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... 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...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Burning of Washington (8/24/1814) - Aug. 24th, 2003

    08/23/2003 11:59:55 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 99 replies · 4,423+ 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. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... 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...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Fort Dearborn Massacre (Aug, 1812) - Aug. 10th, 2003

    08/10/2003 12:01:26 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 72 replies · 3,117+ 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. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... 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...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of Tippecanoe (11/7/1811 ) - July, 27th, 2003

    07/27/2003 12:02:01 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 72 replies · 1,898+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Battle of Plattsburg (9/11/1814) - July 20th, 2003

    07/20/2003 12:02:01 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 51 replies · 972+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...