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Friday Review: The Letters Of John and Abigail Adams

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams by John Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have long been a fan of Abigail Adams. Though she was largely educated by her mother and grandmother (having been determined to be too sickly for public education), she became one of the most intelligent and knowledgable women of her time. 298 more words


GW 10K Race and Outdoor Events Cancelled 2.14 | Update | Old Town Post

The following information concerning the George Washington birthday celebration was provided by washingtonbirthday.net:

All of our Sunday outdoor events are cancelled.
The Birthnight Banquet & Ball WILL take place… 324 more words


Jonathan Aaron Taylor, 3rd Great-Grandfather

My third great-grandfather served in the Revolutionary War. On his pension his rank is listed as Dragoon, which is a name for cavalry soldier.  After the war all of the cavalry units were disbanded.   131 more words


Reflections on Presidents' Day

By Richard Land,

This month Americans celebrate on Presidents’ Day the birthdays of the country’s two greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington, the wealthy southern plantation owner, and Lincoln, the log cabin born, Midwestern, self-made son of the soil, came from starkly different backgrounds and life experiences, and yet they literally shaped America into the nation it ultimately became. 815 more words


COMMON SENSE By Thomas Paine (Published 1776)

Published in 1776, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain. 2,158 more words

Veterans & American History

An Introduction to the 8th, or "King's," Regiment of Foot

Part One

In May of 1768, six years before a column of their peers would march out for Concord, a British Army regiment embarked for North America to relieve the 15th Regiment on duty in Canada. 557 more words

Revolutionary War

"Lincon's Bold Lion: The Life and Times of Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin" Q&A with author

Originally Featured on St Augustine Register.com 02/06/2016

Posted: February 6, 2016 – 11:31pm  |  Updated: February 7, 2016 – 12:02am

The story of Martin Davis Hardin provides more than a combat record — in fact, it comprises a tour through 1800s America, with its most costly war only the centerpiece. 519 more words