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Will Ferguson bring Freedom?

The sun had gone down and the normal group of protestors gathered in front of the Old State House that was guarded by a British Sentry. 482 more words


In Their Own Words: An Oral History of the Battle of Brooklyn

Next week marks the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. Beginning Friday, we will be provide updates of the battle as it unfolded.

In preparation for that, over the next two days, we are publishing a compilation of several personal accounts of the battle by members of the First Maryland Regiment. 703 more words

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The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S.

Founders Versus Ferguson …

Former Congressman – and Cleveland mayor – Dennis Kucinich wrote a must-read post yesterday:

The Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, was a catalyst toward the American Revolution. 568 more words


American Continental Infantry at Hobkirk Hill (April 25, 1781)

Here is the return for the American Continental Infantry at Hobkirk Hill (April 25, 1781). It does not include Read’s North Carolina State Regiment (which had about 279 men: 229 on foot and 50 mounted).

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Washington's Dragoons at Hobirk Hill (April 25, 1781)

Below is a strength return for Washington’s Dragoons (made up of elements of the 1st and 3rd Continental Dragoons) at the Battle of Hobkirk Hill, April 25, 1781. 13 more words

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drink to the revolution!

So I should have posted this on July 4th, but I didn’t.  But let’s continue the revolutionary spirit anyway with, well, spirits!

David Lay – born in Virginia in 1740… 522 more words