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Ezra Taylor stared at the decorated tree through the narrow slot built into the sugar house. Hessian soldiers had spent the afternoon festooning the limbs of the fir with apples, candied fruits, and ribbons.

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18th Century

January 17th, 1781


It had only been four years since Brigadier-General Daniel Morgan had been returned in an exchange, having been taken prisoner by the British following defeat at the Battle of Quebec. 792 more words


Farmers and Shopkeepers Raise Hell in a Cow Pen

Bayard & Holmes

~ Jay Holmes

On the morning of January 16, 1781, an independent minded New Jersey fellow named Daniel Morgan led a force of continental soldiers and militia in an orderly retreat up a muddy South Carolina wagon road, escaping the forces of British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton. 1,313 more words

Bayard & Holmes

Cowpens National Battlefield 

The Battle of Cowpens was fought on January 17, 1781 between Americans under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton. Tarleton was feared and hated for his cruelty and savagery, especially after executing American soldiers trying to surrender at Waxhaws, SC in May of 1780. 210 more words


I received a free PDF of this book courtesy of Net Galley and Oxford University Press, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon and my history book review blog. 144 more words


America's Vermin Problem

Society has always been its own worst enemy. The very first temptation for any group of people banding together for the first time has always been to pick a leader. 1,175 more words


A Moonbow Night, by Laura Frantz

Publisher’s Overview:

Her wilderness survival skills are without rival.
But her greatest talent is keeping other people’s secrets.

After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River.
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Christian Fiction