“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 (December 16, 1773)

Boston Tea Party “In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering […]


Message Board Forums

I’ve decided to bring back the open forum Message Board on this site.  When I first began this site a couple of years ago, I briefly had the Message Board on here before I decided to remove it. This will be a work in progress and I will continue trying to improve on it as […]


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 […]


Veteran’s Day 1

I would like to express my appreciation to all of America’s veterans.  The freedom that we enjoy in our great country is owed to your service and to all the veterans who came before you.  The honor and valor that you have displayed in your service is an inspiration to every American.


Fort Massac 2012 Photos

I finally found the time to post the 2012 Fort Massac pictures in the photo gallery.  I started out with over 1300 images and was able to narrow it down to 78.  I don’t recall who took each image so I will just give credit to all of them here:  Mary Jarvis, Patty Hughes, Kim […]

Courtesy of Susan Bolhafner

Facebook Promotional Giveaway

Warrior’s Trail is giving away a year subscription to the publication, Journal of the Early America’s for free.  This is a Facebook “only” promotional giveaway.  All you have to do to enter is click “like” on the Warrior’s Trail Facebook page posting for the giveaway.  One randomly drawn person, on November 15th, will win the JOTEA subscription. If […]