Revolutionary War


Happy Independence Day – Warriors Trail

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]


The World of George Rogers Clark – Warriors Trail

This is a documentary titled “The World of George Rogers Clark.” The film was produced by Ball State University for the use of educating school children.  I had the opportunity to be filmed for this documentary a few years ago at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon event.  Had a good time working on it and […]


This Date in Revolutionary War History (March 5, 1770)

On the cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of angry colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins tossing snowballs and rocks at the lone British soldier guarding the building.  The protesters opposed the occupation of their city by British troops, who were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce […]


“The Crisis” by Thomas Paine

On this day in 1776, Thomas Paine published one of the most important documents of it’s time (The Crisis).  Today, it is one of my favorite pieces ever written.  I believe it should be mandatory reading throughout American schools.  Enjoy! December 23, 1776 These are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer soldier and […]


This Day In History (November 15, 1777)

“After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress, sitting in its temporary capital of York, Pennsylvania, agrees to adopt the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union on this day in 1777.  Not until March 1, 1781, would the last of the 13 states, Maryland, ratify the agreement. In 1777, Patriot leaders, stinging from British oppression, were reluctant to establish any […]


This Day In History (September 3, 1777)

“The American flag was flown in battle for the first time on this day in 1777, during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware.  Patriot General William Maxwell ordered the “Stars and Stripes” banner raised as a detachment of his infantry and cavalry met an advance guard of British and Hessian troops.  The rebels […]


This Day In History (August 10, 1776)

“On this day in 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence. Until the Declaration of Independence formally transformed the 13 British colonies into states, both Americans and the British saw the conflict centered in Massachusetts as a local uprising within the British empire.  To King George III, it was […]


This Date In History – (August 2, 1776)

“On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence. Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration.  The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending […]


Declaration Of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws […]


This Day In History (July 2, 1776)

On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain.  The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. The resolution had originally been presented to Congress on June 7, but it soon became clear that New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina were as yet unwilling to declare […]