SOURCE: National Review
Our young nation was very poor, the war was very expensive, and Congress and the states wanted everyone else to pay.
SOURCE: NY Times
by Rick Atkinson
Despite their flaws, their struggle continues to speak to the nation we want to become.
by William Lambers
A tale of a spy mission gone wrong and the history behind Patriots' Day.
SOURCE: NY Times
Casimir Pulaski had male characteristics, like facial hair and male-pattern baldness, but his skeleton looked female. Researchers now believe he was intersex.
SOURCE: Omaha World-Herald
The political climate after the Revolutionary War was much more polarized, and so were the environments during and after the Civil War and during and after the Civil Rights era, including the Vietnam War.
SOURCE: Fox News
Dubbed “the first Oval Office,” the canvas tent will be the cornerstone of the Philadelphia-based Museum’s collection of approximately 3,000 Revolutionary War-era artifacts.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Last month, Congress unanimously authorized a site for the memorial.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot made the discovery.
SOURCE: The Times News (NC)
After nearly 75 years, a piece of local Revolutionary War history has been rewritten.On Friday, a state historical marker indicating a decisive Revolutionary War battleground in Alamance County was changed to reflect more accurate information unearthed by two historians.“Alamance County has been told the incorrect information since 1938,” Stewart Dunaway said to a Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution tour group, which had gathered at the fork of N.C. 49 and Anthony Road, south of Interstate 40/85....
SOURCE: St. Louis CBS
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Even life-long St. Louis residents may not realize that a big battle was once fought on what is now the site of Ballpark Village, which is in the early stages of development just north of Busch Stadium.Interestingly, this wasn’t a conflict during the U.S. Civil War, but the Revolutionary War.The “Battle of St. Louis” — also known as the “Battle of Fort San Carlos” — took place in May 1780, and downtown looked much different 233 years ago.“The early French city of St. Louis had a wall that enclosed it on three sides, and the fourth side was the Mississippi River,” notes Michael Fuller, history professor at St. Louis Community College-Meramec and one of the foremost experts on the battle....
SOURCE: NBC 40
Some members of the Cumberland County community are seeking a grant that they say will shed light on the truth behind a suspected Revolutionary War battle site.Revolutionary War history is said to be rooted here in Port Norris, and some members of the Cumberland County community say they will stop at nothing to shed light on the truth."Get something going all the way back to the Revolutionary War era right here in Cumberland County would certainly an asset to our tourism and our economy."...
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