Month: January 2013

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Tarleton: Before He Became “Bloody Ban”

Before he became “Bloody Ban,” Banastre Tarleton fought in New York and learned the difficulties of cornering seasoned Continental cavalry. “Surrender you damned rebel, or I’ll blow your brains out!” shouted a British cavalryman who galloped close behind American militia horseman Private John Buckhout, who was certainly having a rough morning on July 2nd, 1779.  […]

by Michael Schellhammer
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John Trumbull: Art and Politics in the Revolution

The American Revolution and the decade of disputes with Great Britain that preceded it marked a major turning point in the development of political thought in the colonies. The new ideologies often reflected where an individual’s political loyalties lay. While much attention has been focused on the political transformation that occurred during this era, little […]

by Morgan Sumrell
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The Record-setting Philadelphia Mariner

“John Ashmead, Philadelphia mariner, had the unique distinction of performing one hundred voyages in a long, exciting, useful life. The accomplishment was never exceeded, and, perhaps, never equaled in the era of sailing ships,” according to “The John Ashmead Story, 1738-1818,” by William Bell Clark (Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Jan 1958). This advertisement […]

by Todd Andrlik
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April Morning

April Morning is a novel covering a 24 hour period in Lexington, Massachusetts when the American War for Independence began.  The story is compellingly told by a 15 year old Lexington boy, Adam Cooper. The reader sees young Cooper’s life on the afternoon and evening before the fateful day in such a realistic manner that […]

by Hugh T. Harrington