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15 shillings, Colony Of New Jersey, (1776) - Some examples of this note can be found signed by John Hart, who also signed the Declaration of Independence.

John Hart Declaration of Independence | ... : Signed by John Hart - Signer of the Declaration of Independence

JUNE 11, 1776: The Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution of Independence. The five members were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams. Roger Sherman was an ancestor of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman

Washington's victory against the Hessians at Trenton, Christmas Day, 1776, a major turning point in the War for Independence. Inexplicably, the British commander, General Howe, allowed Washington's army to escape. When the British went into winter quarters, the Americans re-crossed the Delaware River from Pennsylvania, and scored a decisive victory that helped to resurrect the revolution and struggle for independence.

The Van Tassels. The Jays. The Purdys. The Meads. These are the clans who settled our history-rich county—but where are they now?

Here are short biographies of all 56 signers of the Declaration. The first, largest, and most famous signature is that of John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress. The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge (age 26). Benjamin Franklin (age 70) was the oldest. Two future presidents signed: John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President).

10 Pounds, Colony of New York (1758) - Below the main vignette it states "DEATH to counterfeit" since severe penalties were imposed on counterfeiters at the time. They were usually hung.

‘New York 1776’. It shows the Hessian Fuselier Regiment Von Lossberg fording the Bronx river at the battle of White Plains, October 28th 1776, during the American War of Independence.

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1943 France 100 Francs Banknote Pick Number 105 WWII Issue Tresor Central Very Fine

1943 France 100 Francs Banknote Pick Number 105 WWII Issue Tresor Central Very…

Mary I & Philip Shilling, 1554 - was the first English coin to bear a double portrait.

SPLIT ROCK – October 18th 1776 Today, 236 year ago - October 18th 1776 - during the American War of Independence, American forces delayed and inflicted serious casualties to the advancing British army at Split Rock, as it marched towards New York. This painting, from the Osprey book on the New York campaign, shows an American private in Colonel William Shepherd's regiment removing the canteen and hat of a badly wounded British officer - Captain Evelyn of the 4th Foot - as the British fall…

Happy 4th of July (Independence Day) to all U.S. Friends! May it be celebration and fun for all ! #4thofJuly

abraham lincoln gettysburg address images | Bill of Rights Institute: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address ...Nov. 19, 1863.

Vogelhert Cave -- 35,000 Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: 7.5 grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record. Click through for the article in its entirety.

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John Clem aka "Johnny Shiloh" - American Civil War - the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history. #history