America’s first civil war took place during the Revolution, an ultra violent, family-splitting, and often vindictive conflict between patriots and loyalists
The Battle of Bunker Hill
Saluting a departing general, the British dazzled Philadelphians with the grandest party the city had ever seen; the tiny army that had toppled the general bided its time nearby
Under duress in a British prison, Richard Stockton of New Jersey had the singular misfortune to become
The brothers were expected to perform an almost impossible task, subduing a people of the same flesh and blood and heritage.
The British commander felt the rebels didn't a real army. But letters he addressed to "George Washington, Esq." were returned to sender.
Defeated at Saratoga, Burgoyne’s troops faced nearly five years of enforced exile in a hostile countryside
A domino theory, distant wilderness warfare, the notion of “defensive enclaves,” hawks, doves, hired mercenaries, possible intervention by hostile powers, a Little trouble telling friendly natives from unfriendly—George III went through the whole routine
Had a tempest not thwarted his plans, George Washington might have lost the Revolution in the first major operation he commanded
Time is taking its toll of the romantic covered bridge, where once you could exchange gossip, argue politics, or court your lady fair.
Stickler for a point of honor, the General marched to defeat and helped to lose a war