american revolution


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 […]


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 […]


The Ferguson Rifle: Could Have Changed the American Revolution (2nd Ed.)

“From demonstrating his rifle in front of King George III in October, 1776, to his death at the Battle of Kings Mountain, author Tim L. Jarvis tells the story of Patrick Ferguson and his patented breech loading rifle known as the Ferguson Rifle. The author provides facts, based off of original primary source documentation, as […]


This Day in 1775 (The American Revolution Begins in Lexington)

“At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green.  British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the […]


Boston Massacre (This Day in 1770)

On this date, 242 years ago, Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, and James Caldwell were considered, by many, to be the first five casualties of the American Revolution. On a cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of angry colonists gather at the Customs House in Boston and begin tossing snowballs and […]


“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 […]


Paul Revere (Silversmith) & William Dawes (Tanner) – Both Midnight Riders

On this date (April 18th) in 1775, British troops march out of Boston on a mission to confiscate the American arsenal at Concord and to capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding at Lexington.  As the British departed, Boston Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes, as instructed by Dr. Joseph Warren, […]


The Crisis by Thomas Paine (Part 2)

I shall conclude this paper with some miscellaneous remarks on the state of our affairs; and shall begin with asking the following question, Why is it that the enemy have left the New England provinces, and made these middle ones the seat of war?  The answer is easy: New England is not infested with Tories, […]


The Crisis by Thomas Paine (Part 1)

December 23, 1776 These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have […]