Category Archive: Revolutionary War

Revolutionary Men–Benjamin Edes

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Perhaps it’s my journalism background that’s behind my affinity for the role newspapers have placed since our country began in acting as the mouthpiece for the people. To me, there’s no better smell… Continue reading

The Revolutionary War and the Quakers

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As I rub imaginary elbows with the men and women who fought the Revolutionary War, I am constantly amazed at the variety of people who joined in the conflict. They were ordinary every-day… Continue reading

First In Freedom

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As a new resident of a new state, I have been going through the ritual of getting a new driver’s license, voter registration, car registration and all the other obligations that come with… Continue reading

Tar Heel Nation

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In honor of my new home, North Carolina, I decided to dig into why the state is known as the “Tar Heel” state. I had heard a story years ago, something about slaves… Continue reading

George Washington’s Christmas Raid

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At this time of the year, especially in the Northern United States, uppermost in our minds are warm fires, hot chocolate, and the comfort of family as we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Can… Continue reading

The French in the Spanish Borderlands: Part II

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Prologue THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,… Continue reading

Republic of Florida – Who Knew?

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The romance and significance of the Republic of Texas is well known across the world. Cries of “Remember the Alamo” and “Come and Take It” have played out on screens both large and… Continue reading

The French in the Spanish Borderlands, Part I

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It is easy to believe that, other than Louisiana, the American South was primarily  influenced by Great Britain prior to the American Revolution. After all, the five Southern colonies of the original thirteen… Continue reading

The Female Paul Revere

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A few weeks ago, I posted an article on Paul Revere, which stimulated a considerable amount of conversation about him on various Facebook pages, among other places. One comment really caught my eye,… Continue reading

Living History: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

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Today, I am introducing a new series on History Imagined that surely gets to the heart of this blog and historical fiction in general, the desire to make the past come alive. While… Continue reading