Why the battle means so much to us when it mattered so little.
At the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain, backwoods hunters known as the overmountain men bested the British
John Dickinson was America’s most renowned patriot until he refused to sign the Declaration of Independence.
In the hours after Lexington/Concord, Redcoats and Rebels faced off in a little-known murderous street fight
The Boston Tea Party wasn’t about higher taxes. It was America’s first response to too big to fail.
George Washington’s plan to invade Canada in 1775 ended in disaster.
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.
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.
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.
George Washington’s life may have been spared at the Battle of Brandywine by a British marksman who placed honor before glory.
Preview of HBO's John Adams miniseries based on the book by David McCullough.
Ethan Allen's capture of Fort Ticonderoga gave American colonists their first victory over British troops in the American War for Independence.
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.
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
'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 failure to coordinate subordinates led to a crucial breakdown at the Battle of Monmouth, and a rare public rebuke from George Washington.