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Revolutionary Era Connection in Orlando, Florida?

When one mentions the word “Orlando” what is the first thought to pop into your head? Universal? Or maybe two words; “Disney World or Walt Disney?” In all likelihood, the name Francis Wayles Eppes, is not one of the people … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 1776: “Your country is at stake”

On New Year’s Day 1777, Robert Morris wrote to George Washington and said: “The year 1776 is over, I am heartily glad of it and hope you nor America will ever be plagued with such another.”  While many of us … Continue reading

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Emerging Revolutionary War Weekender: The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Paige Gibbons Backus to the blog. This Weekend marks the 244th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum 306 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210 http://www.bostonteapartyship.com We all know the holidays are some … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

  Poor John Adams. I think it would be fair to say that John Adams spent the last 25 years of his life feeling sorry for himself.  He was a grumpy and vain old man searching for the respect he … Continue reading

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AfterWARd, the new exhibit at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. A visit with Curator Kate Gruber

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 … Continue reading

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A Detour to Cowpens

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 … Continue reading

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The Maryland 400

On August 27, 1776, in Brooklyn, New York, a small contingent of Maryland soldiers showed the world what valor and patriotism looked like.  During one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War, the actions of these brave … Continue reading

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