An elevated slab for a Revolutionary War veteran and his wife. The two inscriptions were certainly done by the same craftsman, but from subtle differences in the thicknesses and forms of the letters it looks as though they may have been done at different times, suggesting that Jennet’s was added to Thomas’ already existing stone. 54 more words
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Oak Spring Cemetery in Canonsburg has a number of slab stones elevated into table-like structures—an arrangement common in some old cemeteries. Obviously the props under these stones are newer than the stones, but they may have replaced older ones that were original. 162 more words
by Charles McKelvy
From their yards of forged steel came a withering fire of bone-shattering shot. Shot, they fell from the withering fire of the men in blue coats who had learned the proper manner of punishing a modern European army during the winter of their discontent. 99 more words
Major General Nathanael Greene is perhaps the most under-recognized hero of the American Revolution.
My intention is not to detail his military career; I want to direct attention to one compelling fact about this man’s life: his guts of steel and concrete-like resolve in the face of daunting obstacles. 1,232 more words
I grew up in Connecticut and visiting my sister in Mansfield, we had to cross the Frog Bridge of Willimantic. Now, you may think having 11 foot bronze frogs on the four corners of the bridge ridiculous but to the people of Willimantic it’s a badge of honor. 273 more words