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Peter Francisco: American Revolutionary War Hero

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

George Washington: Defeated at the Battle of Long Island

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
After the American commander in chief suffered a humiliating defeat at the Battle of Long Island, he turned to a crack regiment from Massachusetts to save the army.

Battle of Brandywine

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:13 pm
An end run had put General Sir William Howe in position to take Philadelphia--but first he had to fight his way through General George Washington's Continental Army.

American Revolutionary War: British Sergeant John Howe

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:13 pm
Posing as a gunsmith, British Sergeant John Howe served as General Gage's eyes in a restive Massachusetts colony.

Battle of Bennington

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
The left prong of Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne's invasion of New York found itself caught up in a most costly sideshow.

Siege of Savannah During the American Revolutionary War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
In some of the bloodiest fighting of the Revolutionary War, American and French troops failed to take Savannah.

Invasion of Canada During the American Revolutionary War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
On the night of December 30, 1775, after months of hardship and perseverance against heavy odds, the forces of Brig. Gen. Richard Montgomery and Colonel Benedict Arnold were at last poised to take Quebec. Then a single British cannon shot caused their plan to unravel.

Battle of Princeton

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Facing Maj. Gen. George Washington's army at Assunpink Creek on January 2, 1777, Lt. Gen. Charles Cornwallis expected to 'bag the fox' the following day, but the next morning brought an unpleasant surprise--the fox had vanished.

Peter Francisco: Remarkable American Revolutionary War Soldier

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
A six-and-a-half-foot-tall Hercules who wielded a six-foot-long broadsword, Peter Francisco was arguably the most remarkable soldier of the American Revolutionary War.

Paul Revere's True Account of the Midnight Ride

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
According to Paul Revere's account of his historic 1775ride, warning the countryside of the approach of theBritish was more a team effort than is generally realized.

Battle of Stony Point

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
Relying on cold steel and the cover of darkness, General Anthony Wayne's elite Light Corps seized British-held Stony Point, New York, in one of the most daring operations of the Revolutionary War.

American Revolutionary War: Minuteman Isaac Davis was Shot During the Battle of Concord

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm
Minuteman Isaac Davis, shot by the British at Concord Bridge in April 1775, was one of the first to die in the cause of American Independence.

Letters from Wilhelm Graf von Schwerin: Eyewitness to Siege of Yorktown

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm
The letters of a young German grenadier officer serving with the French describe the pivotal actions at Redoubts 9 and 10 during the climactic battle of the American Revolution.

Battle of Blue Licks

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm
Against the good advice of Daniel Boone, a hotheaded major caused the bloodiest tragedy ever for the Kentucky frontier militia.

American Revolutionary War: Battle of King's Mountain

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:04 pm
The clash at King's Mountain between Patriots and Tories began Britain's long descent to Yorktown.

Many African Americans Were Dedicated Patriots During the American Revolutionary War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:03 pm
During the American Revolution some of the most ardent Patriots could be found among the colonies' African-Americans.
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