Tag Archive: American Revolutionary War

Revolutionary Men–John Laurens

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I recently read an editorial in my local newspaper about the current state of the pandemic in America, and the writer cautioned us not to become the John Laurens of the pandemic. So,… Continue reading

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

Revolutionary Women, Part 3

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In the late 1770s and early 1780s, the Revolutionary War battlefields moved from the northeastern states, and the staging ground moved south. Daniel Morgan had worked with George Washington in a number of… Continue reading

George Washington’s Tent

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History is made up of people, places, events—and objects. Among the latter Washington’s Marquee (his campaign tent) stands out, if only for its arc of American history. I first saw the tent at… 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

Paul Revere–Silversmith, Soldier, Spy

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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… Continue reading

The Ohio Firelands

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When I moved back to Ohio after an absence of several decades, I ended up in a part of the state previously unexplored by me, despite having spent the first twenty-two years of… Continue reading

The Sons Of Liberty–A Band of Thugs, or The Loyal Nine?

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Due to a recent minor medical issue, I was sidelined for a few weeks. As a result, I watched a lot of television, including a marathon session of the Sons Of Liberty. If… Continue reading