Join our friends at the Lehigh (PA) Valley American Revolution Round Table on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oechls Center for Global Education at Lafayette College in Eastern, Pennsylvania. The topic is the battle mentioned above.
Noted historian, reenactor, and U.S. Attorney General Denis Cooke will be the speaker. See flyer below for further details.
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Tagged American History, American Revolution, american revolution round table, American Revolutionary War, Battle of Crooked Billet, Denis Cooke, Lehigh Valley American Revolution Round Table, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Campaign
The stacks of books reflect Knox’s role as a bookseller before the war.
If you have not made a trip to the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (the former Yorktown Victory Center) then you are missing out. Not only does the museum great exhibits on the causes of the war and the events leading up to Yorktown (with great technology), there is a changing exhibit gallery that allows for short term exhibits. The first exhibit opened in June and features the lives of four prominent Revolutionaries after the American Revolution. Continue reading
Posted in Armies, Arms & Armaments, Battles, Campaigns, Continental Leadership, Memory, Preservation, Revolutionary War, Uncategorized
Tagged Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox, James Lafayette, Lord Cornwallis
A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit Yorktown National Battlefield. This evening I was scrolling through my cache of American Revolution photos on an external hard drive, when I came across the picture below.
A simple monument to three luminaries of the American Revolution. Three brilliant young men, one of which, John Laurens, would fall in one of the last small engagements of the war.
Could you imagine the conversation between the three that fateful October evening of 1781?
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Tagged Alexander Hamilton, American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, John Laurens, Marquis de Lafayette, National Park Service, Siege of Yorktown, Yorktown Battlefield
With autumn just around the corner, cooler weather on the horizon, and the holidays quickly approaching. Some stores in the local area have Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations all for sale currently, Emerging Revolutionary War wanted to bring your attention to a few different Revolutionary War Era happenings to mark on your calendars. Continue reading
Posted in Campaigns, French and Indian War, Memory, National Park Service, Northern Theater, Revolutionary War, Southern Theater
Tagged American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, Campaign 1776, Fort Ticonderoga, Lexington and Concord, Minute Man National Historical Park, southern campaigns of the american revolution
The sign at the first pull-off left me underwhelmed. Fortunately, my impression of the battlefield got better and better.
I know we’re getting close to the Cowpens battlefield when we pass Redcoat Drive and then Tory Trail. Unfortunately, my GPS takes us to the maintenance shed rather than the visitor center, but the park’s signage finally manages to get us where we need to go.
I know nothing about the battle of Cowpens, but my colleague Rob Orrison has strongly recommended I visit the battlefield. It involves some of the most colorful characters of the war, he tells me: Daniel Morgan and Banastre Tarleton. “The battle changed the course of the war in the Carolinas, in my humble opinion,” Rob adds.
That seems like a pretty ringing endorsement to me. My son and I, on our way back from Atlanta, decide to make the hop off I-85 for a visit. Continue reading