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Lafayette, We Are Here

When the Paris attacks occurred I was just finishing up the latest book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, from the always entertaining and informative… 625 more words

Neat Stuff

Williamsburg, Virginia

The community of Williamsburg takes pride in their Revolutionary War history. Most of the old homes are beautifully restored. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both spent time here debating the merits of forming an independent country. 557 more words

Travel Tales

Yorktown 1781: Glory to the French

As we Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering that we didn’t win our freedom all by ourselves.

And when an American mouths off about French military history, he’s not just being ignorant, he’s being ungrateful. 

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War And Peace

Fighting in the South: Part 2

General Cornwallis hoped to achieve the same success in Virginia that Arnold was able to. In raiding Virginia, he caused Jefferson and other officials to retreat. 119 more words

Who was Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur de Rochambeau?

Guess who has returned to the classroom?
I did!!! And I did not go empty-handed!!
Under my arm I brought my old friend, Rochambeau!

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A Visit to Yorktown


Despite today’s D-Day anniversary I decided to check out a Revolutionary War site, the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, VA. This site was the location of the October 19, 1781 Battle of Yorktown marking Lord Cornwallis’ surrender. 159 more words

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