Category Archive: American Revolution

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 23, 1780 – Connecticut Patriots conduct a daring raid and capture a British fort on Long Island

    I beg of you to accept my thanks for your judicious planning and spirited execution of this business and that you will offer them to officers and men who shared the honors of the Enterprise with you. George Washington   This Day In U.S. History November 21-23, 1780 – Life, Liberty and the …

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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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This Day In U.S. History November 17, 1775 – Colonel Knox Begins The Noble Train Of Artillery

    This Day In U.S. History November 17, 1775 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutionary War: Continental Army Col. Henry Knox Sets Out With The Noble Train Of Artillery Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”     The Noble Train of Artillery, also known as …

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This Day In U.S. History November 16, 1776 – Patriot Ft. Washington Falls & An American Heroine Is Born Of The Conflict

    This Day In U.S. History November 16, 1776 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: An overwhelming force led by Hessian Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen and a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries and 5,000 Redcoats lay siege to Fort Washington at the northern end and highest …

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This Day In U.S. History November 15, 1777 – Thirteen Colonies Become One Nation

    This Day In U.S. History November 15, 1777 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutionary War: Thirteen Colonies Become One Nation: At the beginning of the American Revolution, after long and arduous debate, the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation, serving as the first Constitution of the New Nation. …

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This Day In U.S. History November 7, 1781 – Clash At Cloud’s Creek, South Carolina A Group Of Patriots Are Massacred By Royalists

    This Day In U.S. History November 6, 1781 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – The American Revolution: Clash at Cloud’s Creek, South Carolina: A force of 300 Loyalists led by William “Bloody Bill” Cunningham assaults a group of 30 Patriots commanded by Captain George Turner, Captain James Butler …

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This Day In U.S. History November 3, 1783 – After Eight Long Years Of War The Continental Army Is Disbanded

Students in Georgia holding wooden rifle replicas learned what it was like to serve in the Continental Army and live in Colonial time

  Image credit: The Battle of Princeton by Don Troiani (Haprints.com)   This Day In U.S. History November 3, 1783 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness – After eight years of war the American Continental Army is disbanded. Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”   These are …

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This Day In U.S. History November 2, 1777 – John Paul Jones sets sail to take the American Revolution to Britain

    On This Day In U.S. History, November 2, 1777 – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Revolutionary War: The USS Ranger, under the command of John Paul Jones, leaves Portsmouth, New Hampshire for France. Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”     Surrender, HELL, I have …

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This Day In U.S. History November 1, 1765 – Taxes & Tyranny, The Forging Of A Nation: The Stamp Act Is Levied On The Colonies

    1765 – Liberty born of taxation without representation. Ten years before the outbreak of the American Revolution Britain’s Parliament enacts the Stamp Act without counsel or consent from the American Colonies, fomenting meetings and protests – the Son’s Of Liberty are born. The Stamp Act would be one of the first taxes and …

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This Day In History October 31, 1517 – Luther Posts His Thesis – Our Rights Are From God Not Men Or Governments

    1517 – FAITH, PROTEST AND FREEDOM – HUMAN RIGHTS ARE FROM GOD NOT MEN OR GOVERNMENTS: MARTIN LUTHER POSTS HIS 95 THESES ON THE CHURCH DOOR OF WITTENBERG, GERMANY SPARKING THE TINDER OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION. OTHER REFORMERS SUCH AS JOHN WYCLIFFE OF ENGLAND HAD BEGUN THE REFORMATION OVER A CENTURY BEFORE, BUT …

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This Day In U.S. History October 30, 1776 – Congress Authorizes Just Compensation For Continental Navy Sailors

    1776 – RECOGNIZING THAT A QUALITY NAVY REQUIRED JUST COMPENSATION FOR SAILORS, CONGRESS AUTHORIZE SHARING OF BOUNTY FROM CAPTURED ENEMY SHIPS Source “The American Revolution Day By Day – Lighting Freedom’s Flame”   This Day In U.S. History October 30, 1776 – Struggle for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – The …

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