I seem to have a Colonial America fetish
George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the Kentucky (then part of Virginia) militia throughout much of the war.
Revolutionary War soldier. Thank you, sir.
John Hancock's jacket, waistcoat, and shirt.
1784 British Ship's biscuit at the National Maritime Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "A round ship's biscuit with perforations as an aid to baking. Inscribed: 'This biscuit was given - Miss Blacket at Berwick on Tuesday 13 April 1784, Bewick'." And it's lasted this long - whoa!
Patrick Henry's Law Books | Museum of the American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson's rough draft of The Declaration of Independence.
Eugène Isabey (1803-1886) Funeral of a Naval Officer, under Louis XVI
George Robert Twelves Hewes (August 25, 1742 – November 5, 1840) was one of the last survivors of the American Revolution. He participated in the political protests in Boston at the onset of the Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. Later he fought in the American Revolutionary War as a militiaman and privateer. Shortly before his death at the age of 98, Hewes was the subject of two biographies and much public commemoration.
Baron von Steuben was a Prussian officer who was recruited by Franklin to join the Continental army in 1777. He spent the winter at Valley Forge training Washington’s army and led them at the battle of Monmouth. The training in bayonet usage proved pivotal in the Stony Point battle. His work was indispensible to Washington’s effort, earning Von Steuben the position of Inspector General. In retirement he helped found the Society of Cincinnati.
James Monroe is well-remembered as our nation’s fifth chief executive, the president who issued the Monroe Doctrine. His eight years in office—1817 to 1825—are today recalled as “the era of good feelings.” Few Americans, however, remember his service in the army during our war for independence.
The True Story of the Battle of Bunker Hill Nathaniel Philbrick takes on one of the Revolutionary War’s most famous and least understood battles