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.
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Salem Poor African American Hero @ The Battle Of Bunker Hill-1775
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Mount: African Americans during the Revolutionary War. This was Salem Poor with a rifle in his hand, showing he's a soldier in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Many of the black soldiers were slaves and Patriots. http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/salem-poor-original-patriot
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.
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Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It. The story behind the events that inspired the song. VERY TOUCHING
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A Drop of Nelson's Blood (Vice Admiral Horatio "Lord Nelson") In the Royal Navy, "sucking the monkey," "bleeding the monkey," or "tapping the admiral" was the practice of sucking liquor from a cask through a straw. This usually involved making a small hole with a gimlet in a keg or barrel and using a straw to suck out the contents. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson%27s_blood) www.facebook.com/rumlog #rum #rumlog #cocktail #happyhour
Great article explaining why 'the press' was needed, what kind of men were sought by press gangs and who could be excepted.
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.
Charles Caroll of Carrollton, Signer Of The Declaration, Framer Of The Bill Of Rights: "They . . . who are decrying the Christian religion . . . are undermining . . . the best security for the duration of free governments."
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/...)
Religion and the American Revolution - Religion and the Founding of the American Republic | Exhibitions (Library of Congress) unknown artist
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.
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Chief Gyantwachia (Seneca) or Chief Cornplanter - amazing humanbeing - read about his life..start with 'Great Speeches by Native American' by Bob Blaisdell
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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.
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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. "I wish to have no Connection with any Ship that does not Sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way." - John Paul Jones.
Sept. 23, 1779. During the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeats the HMS Serapis, after Jones declares: "I have not yet begun to fight!"
★ On July 6, 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. (July 4th, American history, Scotland)
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.
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CC Cycle 3 supplemental map: The American Revolution (battles and army movements)
The American Revolution Map #history
Revolutionary War Battles Map. Dear Southerners, Look how many battles were fought in the South. Let that be a source of pride instead of dwelling on the Civil War and a flag. So many cool stories abound of Southern states patriots in the American Revolution if you'll just take the time to read them.
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Map of American Revolutionary War battles. #DAR #CAR
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
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Lafayette returned to France in 1787 and was elected a member of the Estates-General of 1789, where representatives met from the three traditional orders of French society—the clergy, the nobility and the commoners. After the storming of the Bastille, Lafayette was appointed commander-in-chief of the National Guard, and tried to steer a middle course through the French Revolution.
La Fayette by CyrilT.deviantart.com on @deviantART - The picture here was inspired by a 1791 portrait, so after he participated in the American Revolution and somewhat into the French one.
Cyril Terpent is a freelance and concept artist currently based in France. He has painted awesome heroes for movies and video games project incl. Europacorp, LGM films, BlackBox production. Cyril conveys strong sense of dark and motion in his work.
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Marquis de Lafayette
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Statue of the Marquis de Lafayette in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana
N. C. Wyeth Men of Concord by Henry D. Thoreau Published by Houghton Mifflin ~ 1936
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Illustration from "Men of Concord," by Henry David Thoreau
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N. C. Wyeth Men of Concord by Henry D. Thoreau. ca.1936
N. C. Wyeth - painted in 1919 - George Washington, 34x24 inches oil on canvas BEGIN...
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Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945) Beginning of the American Union - Washington Salutes the Flag as He Takes Command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, 1775 oil on canvas 34 X 24 in. -- < found on this person's Wyeth family board ... http://www.pinterest.com/g6076/wyeth-family-and-art/ . >
N.C. WYETH Washington Salutes The Flag Oil on Canvas34” x 24”
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CPAC 2014 - The Hon. Dan Hannan, Member of the European Parliament
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"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
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The American Spirit by Tom duBois ~ George Washington
America will always be a gem in my heart.
Don Troiani's take on the Star Spangled Banner
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Don Troiani - "Our Flag Was Still There " the defense of Fort McHenry 1814
"Our Flag Was Still There" - the defense of Fort McHenry, 1814 (Don Troiano). This fort defended Baltimore harbor to attack the British Navy: During the bombardment, Francis Scott Key was inspired to compose the poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" which later adapted music, Devinder the national anthem of the United States of America.
September 13, 1814 - British bombardment of Fort McHenry inspires the "Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key.
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Democracy vs. Republic. America is a Constitutional Republic.
Democracy vs. Republic : "“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
hmmm food for thought
The March to Valley Forge
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The March to Valley Forge. On 12/11/1777, General George Washington began marching 12,000 soldiers of his Continental Army from Whitemarsh to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for the winter. They arrived safely at Valley Forge on December 19, where they would face a winter of starvation, disease and death.
Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the military camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 during the American Revolutionary War.
The March to Valley Forge, painted by William Trego (1883) - General George Washington and the Continental Army during the American Revolution - Valley Forge National Historical Park PA
Washington crossing the Delaware
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RP http://www.GogelAutoSales.com Ea. Hanover Family owned. Former rental cars - smartest used car buy. Hessian soldiers in New Jersey little expected a surprise attack on Christmas. General George Washington's ragged Continental Army braved the ice on the Delaware River to make a Christmas Night attack on the troops of Johann Rall. Read the whole story -
RP http://www.GogelAutoSales.com Ea. Hanover Family owned. Former rental cars - smartest used car buy. 30 December 1776 - Washington Crosses the Delaware and captures Trenton - George Washington's crossing of the ice-filled Delaware River, from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in the dead of night, was a desperate gamble that paid off, the kind of victory that energized the American army and the American people.
Crossing the Delaware: Edward William Jackson, my 7th great grandfather was in the Revolutionary War. It is rumored he crossed the Delaware with General Washington. Both him and his son were wounded in the Battle of Yorktown. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET=:2523752=I530565555
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Minute Man, 1775 The Art of Don Troiani This vibrant figure study shows how a typical minuteman would've appeared on the historic morning of April 19, 1775 at Concord Bridge
Nathan Hale is known as the first American spy.