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    Turtle (submersible) - The first submarine used in the US Revolutionary War

    Bunker Hill 1784 Chodowiecki American Revolution

    Tench Tilghman (1744-86), born near Easton, was aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The sword that he wore at the battles of Valley Forge and Yorktown, and when delivering news of the War’s end, is on display at the State House in Annapolis.

    Richard Montgomery (1738-1775) was an Irish-born soldier who first served in the British army. He later became a Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. General Montgomery led an invasion into Canada and won victories in St. John and Montreal. Unable to convince British General Carleton to surrender at Quebec, he issued the order to attack and he was killed in the ensuing battle. With his death, the attack fell apart and the invasion of Canada failed.

    A soldier of Butler's Rangers, 1778-1783 - "Butler's Rangers were uniformed in green, with red facings. This man, dressed for campaigning, wears his lapels buttoned over. There is record of a leather cap worn by the unit, but reconstruction shows an unofficial substitute - a kerchief. There is also some information that Butler's men wore green smocks on some occasions. All in all, this famous (or infamous) regiment must have presented a very mixed appearence in the field."


    Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) - Portrait of Colonel Alexander Campbell of Possil, who entered the army as an Ensign in the 42nd Regiment in April 1769, & obtained a Lieutenancy in the 2nd Battalion Royals the following year in Minorca. He moved to the 62nd regiment later that year in Ireland, & went with the regiment to Canada, where, as a captain of Light Infantry under General Carleton, he fought in the campaigns of 1776 & 1777 with General Burgoyne in the American War of Independence.

    Esther de Berdt, English by birth, Esther was exceptionally devoted to the revolutionary cause. During the Revolutionary War, she helped organize a women's group in Philadelphia which raised more than $7000 in support of the war. At the suggestion of General Washington, the group then used the funds to purchase linen and sew clothing for American troops. For her efforts in support of the American cause, she was recognized as a Daughter of Liberty.

    Statue of Brigadier General John Stark.

    A veteran of the American Revolutionary War, the Continental gondola Philadelphia is the oldest intact warship currently on display in North America. After its recovery from the bottom of Lake Champlain in 1935, the fifty-four foot long Philadelphia, armed with three cannon and eight swivel guns, was moved to the newly constructed building housing what is now the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution.

    Zion's UCC Church, where the Liberty Bell was hidden during the Revolutionary War

    Boston Massacre by scarlet_bd, via Flickr

    Saratoga Monument, Saratoga National Historical Park, near Saratoga Springs, New York - This 155-foot obelisk commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga in 1777.

    Lyman Hall was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Georgia representative to the second Continental Congress.

    Conrad Heyer (1749-1856) was a Revolutionary War veteran thought to be the earliest-born person to be photographed. He served under George Washington

    N HICKS A Minuteman from Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Hicks mobilised with his unit and helped seal off a British garrison in Boston after the Battles of Lexington and Concorde . He served several short enlistments and fought in the Battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777. After the war Hicks became something of a local celebrity and lived out his final years in in Sunderland, Vermont. He was the last person alive to have seen the Battle of Bennington.

    Col. William Prescott - Bunker Hill Monument, Boston

    “Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.” -- Dr. Joseph Warren, March 6, 1775

    Thomas Lynch, signer of the Declaration of Independence

    Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) was a colonel and hero in the Revolutionary War and the first governor of Kentucky, serving from 1792-96 and 1812-16. Shelby County in Alabama is named in his honor.

    While none of the members of the Continental Congress was actually tried for treason, fifteen who signed the Declaration of Independence had their homes destroyed, four were taken captive, and one spent the winter of 1776 in the woods, pursued by British soldiers who had burned his home. Before the end of the Revolutionary War, many of those who served in the Continental Congress suffered direct, personal consequences for their support of American liberty and independence.

    Terrific website where students can learn facts, get ideas for activities, and take interactive quizzes on the American Revolution.

    American Revolution - The Battle of Brandywine, also known as the Battle of Brandywine Creek, was fought between the American army of Major General George Washington and the British-Hessian army of General Sir William Howe on September 11, 1777.

    "The Battle of Germantown at Chew House in 1777"

    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