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The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge: How Three Minutes Affected Three Years of War Strategy

Did the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge help keep the British away from the southern colonies during the first half of the war? Months before its colonies officially adopted their Declaration of Independence, the British army was reaching a critical … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from the Battle of Cowpens

Two hundred and forty years ago, January 17, 1781, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan strategically manuevered his Colonial forces to defeat the British, led by Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, at the Battle of Cowpens. What can we learn from the Battle … Continue reading

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African American Experiences in the Siege of Ninety-Six

There are important stories often hidden in the threads of our American history. It won’t be a surprise to many that these stories desperately need to come to light. But sometimes research is scarce, with limited or hard-to-find resources to … Continue reading

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Online Historical Resource Deals That You Can Use During COVID-19

After hearing about a few research deals thanks to the COVID-19, I decided to search for those deals and more to compile into a list for safe keeping. It can be tough as a  researcher to not be able to … Continue reading

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