Category Archive: American Heritage

This Day In U.S. History November 25, 1783 – The British military evacuates New York City

    This Day In U.S. History November 25, 1783 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris. – After occupying New York City for seven years during the American Revolution, the British …

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This Day In U.S. History November 20, 1776 – Patriot Fort Lee falls to British and Hessian forces igniting the inspiration for “These are the times that try men’s souls”

    “These are the times that try men’s souls”   1776 – In the second year of the American Revolution, Patriot Fort Lee on the banks of the Hudson River, New Jersey falls to an invasion of British and Hessian Forces. The defeated and ragged Continental Army falls into a hasty retreat across the …

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This Day In U.S. History November 18, 1781 – To Avoid Patriot Capture The British Abandon Wilmington, North Carolina

    THIS DAY IN U.S. HISTORY NOVEMBER 18, 1781 – AFTER 10 MONTHS OF OCCUPATION BRITISH FORCES ABANDON WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA COLONY WITH PATRIOT CAVALRY HARD ON THEIR HEELS CHASING THEM TO THEIR SHIPS. CONTINENTAL FORCES RETURN TO THE TOWN AND BRIG. GEN. RUTHERFORD ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT GRIEVANCES BEING REPAID AGAINST LOYALISTS WHO REMAINED …

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Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash

  Happy Independence Day America!   A poem by Johnny Cash recounting the events in American history where Old Glory has flown, been shot at, cut and bled on. A timely reminder of the American ideals the national flag stands for, the price that has paid by so many that she may fly proudly, and …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘God Save The South’ – 1862

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Higher Ground’ – 1898

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘When the Work’s All Done This Fall’ – 1893

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘To God Be The Glory’ – 1875

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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A Tribute To Those Who Wore The Blue & The Gray

    Let [us] be an example to the nations of the earth. . . that the deepest hate can be resolved into love and tolerance.” —Overton Minette, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (the leading Union veterans’ organization), Gettysburg, 1938 SmithsonianMag.com   Amazon.com Widgets       A Tribute To Civil War …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ – c. Late 1700’s

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music.   In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make …

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American Farming With Steam Tractors

Farm Steam Tractors   “Dreaming of Steam” Upon my cottage porch I sit and dream of happy days, when old steam threshers rolled along the lanes and dusty ways. The smoke I see a rolling high and hear that engine still a puffing, hissing, sputtering when climbing up the hill. I liked to watch those …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Safe In The Arms Of Jesus’ – 1868

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘Cumberland Gap’ – Late 1800’s

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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Faith Forced Out Of American Politics – License Waxes, Liberty Wanes

  Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion…. The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother or sister and a citizen with …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘To Arms In Dixie’ – 1861

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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God, Government and The People’s Liberties

  “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect …

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Spirit & Heritage In Song – ‘This Is My Father’s World’ – 1901

  Spirit & Heritage In Song is a series highlighting Traditional American Music. In the last half century many of these traditional songs have been forgotten in a flood of contemporary music and international cultural influences. Yet these songs, ballads, melodies and hymns reflect the events, cultural backgrounds, aspirations, land and faith that make up …

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American Heritage: Honoring the ‘Code Talkers’

  Amazon.com Widgets   America has just celebrated Veterans Day, remembering and honoring those who have served in various capacities in all branches of the Armed Forces, from the American Revolution until today. In recognition of a special group that saved untold lives and ensured Allied victory in World War II, a story that reminds …

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American Heritage: Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen

    America has just celebrated Veterans Day, remembering and honoring those who have served in various capacities in all branches of the Armed Forces, from the American Revolution until today. In recognition of a special group that fought during World War II, that reminds us of the evolution of American culture where all men …

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