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Three American Revolutionary War Luminaries

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 … Continue reading

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Winter, 1777

Part Three On February 23, 1778, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrived at the Continental Army encampment at Valley Forge. ┬áHe quickly ingratiated himself with George Washington and the commanding general’s cadre of staff officers. John Laurens would write a … Continue reading

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