The young German fought for American Independence, went home, and returned as a man of peace
A scholar searches across two centuries to discover the main engine of our government’s growth—and reaches a controversial conclusion
After every war in the nation’s history, the military has faced not only calls for demobilization but new challenges and new opportunities. It is happening again.
From Newport to Yorktown and the battle that won the war: A German foot soldier who fought for American independence tells all about it in a newly discovered memoir
It was bitter civil war, and a remarkable book offers us perhaps the most intimate picture we have of what it was like for the ordinary people who got caught in its terrible machinery
When their side lost the Revolution, New Englanders who had backed Britain packed up, sailed north, and established the town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. It still flourishes.
To the end of his life America’s most infamous traitor believed he was the hero of the Revolution
The little town of Lebanon, Connecticut, played a larger role in the Revolution than Williamsburg, Virginia, did. And it’s all still there.
Thousands of them sided with Great Britain, only to become the wandering children of the American Revolution
The Forgotten Revolutionary Conquistador Who Saved Louisiana
George Washington’s Narrow Escapes
Everything depended on a French fleet leaving the Indies on time; two American armies meeting in Virginia on time; a French fleet beating a British fleet; a French army getting along with an American one; and a British general staying put.
Encamped above the Hudson for the last, hard winter of the Revolution, the officers of the Continental Army began to talk mutiny. It would be up to their harried commander to defend the most precious principle of the infant nation—the supremacy of civilian rule .
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
He was Irish, but with neither the proverbial charm nor the luck. Generals are not much known for the former quality, but the latter, as Napoleon suggested, is one no successful commander can be without. And John Sullivan was an officer whom luck simply passed by.
Newly Discovered Eyewitness Accounts of the War for Independence
Although it has been disparaged as “General Washington’s Sewing Circle,” this venture was the first nationwide female organization in America
and how, a decade after the Revolution, a melodramatic rescue attempt, involving a grateful young American, went awry
Eleventh in a series of paintings for AMERICAN HERITAGE
Courtly, gallant, handsome, and bold, John Laurens seemed the perfect citizen-soldier of the Revolution. But why did he have to seek death so assiduously?
Ninth in a series of paintings for AMERICAN HERITAGE
Who today remembers John Paulding, Isaac Van Wert, or
David Williams? Yet for a century they were renowned as the
rustic militiamen who captured Major John André