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    1750?-? Salem Poor was a distinguished military hero who fought valiantly in the American Revolution. This courageous African American made a significant contribution to the struggle to create an independent United States of America. But in a sad commentary on the plight of Blacks of that time, he was unable to enjoy any fitting recognition or reward despite a distinguished record of service.

    Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It - The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear! Gather your whole family to hear this.

    ▶ Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It - YouTube

    Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a wealthy Maryland plantation owner who helped finance the Revolutionary War.

    Colonel Isaac Coles, American Revolution. Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1747. He was educated at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. During the American Revolutionary War, he served as a colonel in the Virginia militia. In 1780 and 1781 as well as 1783-1788, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

    The life of Major-General Peter Muhlenberg of the Revolutionary Army (books.google.com/...)

    Elias Hasket Derby was the first millionaire in America. He owned a fleet of fast ships he built as privateers and during the Revolutionary War captured many English ships which made him rich. After the war he converted his warships to cargo carriers and traded all over the world generating significant profits. For a short time he was the richest man in America the equivalent of a multi-billionaire today. His family was large & his wealth was dissipated quickly as a result of inheritances.

    Chief Cornstalk, Military leadership in the American Revolutionary War

    On 6 July 1747 Scottish naval figure, John Paul Jones, was born. He was born John Paul in a small, white-washed cottage at Arbigland near Kirkbean, Kircudbrightshire. Regarded as the founder of the American navy, Jones became an American national hero during the War of Independence.

    This map is showing battles of American Revolutionary War. I would like to also add that more battles and skirmishes of the Revolutionary War were fought in South Carolina than any other state.

    General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, French general during American Revolutionary War general. Inspired by the painting of Joseph-Désiré Court Portrait of Gilbert Motier the Marquis De La Fayette as a Lieutenant General, 1791

    Marquis de Lafayette

    N. C. Wyeth Men of Concord by Henry D. Thoreau Published by Houghton Mifflin ~ 1936

    N.C. Wyeth

    N. C. Wyeth - painted in 1919 - George Washington, 34x24 inches oil on canvas BEGIN...

    CPAC 2014 - The Hon. Dan Hannan, Member of the European Parliament

    "I have not yet begun to fight!" John Paul Jones (Artist Unknown)

    "The American Spirit" by Tom duBois - available as an open edition on paper, an open edition on canvas, a signed open edition on canvas, a limited edition giclee on canvas, and an artist's proof on canvas at Prints.com

    Don Troiani's take on the Star Spangled Banner

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    The March to Valley Forge

    Washington crossing the Delaware

    Minuteman 1775

    Nathan Hale is known as the first American spy.