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American Revolutionary War

Bunker Hill: America's Greatest Battle?

Paul Lockhart | Published: May 03, 2011 at 5:00 am
Why the battle means so much to us when it mattered so little.

The Overmountain Men Battle for the Carolinas

Thomas B. Allen | Published: September 01, 2010 at 4:24 pm
At the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain, backwoods hunters known as the overmountain men bested the British

The Patriot Who Refused to Sign the Declaration of Independence

Jack Rakove | Published: June 03, 2010 at 3:11 pm
John Dickinson was America’s most renowned patriot until he refused to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Battle of Menotomy - First Blood, 1775

Thomas Fleming | Published: May 06, 2010 at 2:19 pm
In the hours after Lexington/Concord, Redcoats and Rebels faced off in a little-known murderous street fight

Debunking Boston Tea Party Myths

Ray Raphael | Published: April 01, 2010 at 8:18 am
The Boston Tea Party wasn’t about higher taxes. It was America’s first response to too big to fail.

America's Disastrous Invasion of Quebec

Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm
George Washington’s plan to invade Canada in 1775 ended in disaster.

Washington's 5 Rules for Honorable War

Ray Raphael | Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm
In 1775 General George Washington issued rules for invading a foreign country: make friends with the locals, respect religious differences and don’t abuse prisoners.

Book Review: War on the Run

Published: December 02, 2009 at 9:19 pm
Maj. Robert Rogers successes on the New Hampshire frontier in the French and Indian War and his still-relevant "Rules of Ranging" are explored in a biography by John F. Ross.

Bayonets at Midnight: The Battle of Stony Point

Edward G. Lengel | Published: November 05, 2009 at 5:39 pm
When British troops captured the river fortress at Stony Point, New York, in 1779, George Washington was determined to drive them out with force and fixed bayonets.

The Marksman Who Refused to Shoot George Washington

Ernest B. Furgurson | Published: February 05, 2009 at 1:43 pm
George Washington’s life may have been spared at the Battle of Brandywine by a British marksman who placed honor before glory.

John Adams Miniseries on HBO (Review)

Published: March 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Preview of HBO's John Adams miniseries based on the book by David McCullough.

The First American Victory: Ethan Allen Takes Fort Ticonderoga

Willard Sterne Randall | Published: November 02, 2007 at 11:37 am
Ethan Allen's capture of Fort Ticonderoga gave American colonists their first victory over British troops in the American War for Independence.

Hessians: The Best Armies Money Could Buy

Dennis Showalter | Published: September 05, 2007 at 10:42 am
No account of the American Revolution is complete without reference to the Hessians, but soldiers of the German mercenary state Hesse fought many wars under many flags.

Battle of Monmouth

Published: August 21, 2006 at 10:06 am
General George Washington was disappointed by the Battle of Monmouth's outcome, but his Continental Army proved that it could match the British on their own terms. By David R. Wade

Battle of Paulus Hook

Published: August 18, 2006 at 2:27 pm
'Light-Horse Harry' Lee entered history with a daring night attack on the fort at Paulus Hook During the American Revolutionary War.By Charles A. Petrocci

Charles Lee's Disgrace at the Battle of Monmouth

Noah Andre Trudeau | Published: July 28, 2006 at 5:03 pm
Charles Lee's failure to coordinate subordinates led to a crucial breakdown at the Battle of Monmouth, and a rare public rebuke from George Washington.
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