American Revolutionary War
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
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.
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
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.
Published: December 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm
George Washington’s plan to invade Canada in 1775 ended in disaster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: March 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Preview of HBO's John Adams miniseries based on the book by David McCullough.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Published: July 25, 2006 at 12:29 pm
Young 'giant' Peter Francisco was the most renowned common soldier in the Continental Army -- and possibly in the entire history of the U.S. Army.By Michael D. Hull