Category: U.S. Revolutionary War

Though the British fought the majority of their wars in the 1770s to win and keep the American colonies, these soon became one of their…

Usually when we think of battles that are turning points of war, we think of close contests, hard-fought by dedicated and honorable men who take…

In the years leading up to 1812, the United States had become entangled in the conflict between the United Kingdom and France; Great Britain banned…

At the start of the American Revolution, shipbuilding grew in the Colonies because of raw materials and the many native white pine trees greater than…

The siege of Yorktown began on 28 September 1781. It was to last until October 19. In the weeks preceding the final battle, the British…

The USS Constitution, known as Old Ironsides, sailed into Boston Harbor to fire her guns to mark the Fourth of July. Old Ironsides left its…

Fort Ticonderoga, located on the southern shores of Lake Champlain, New York City, was very vital during the Indian and French War as well as…

It is said that the 1777 Battle of Saratoga was the most crucial and decisive during the American Revolutionary War. Often coined as the turning…

In the summer of 1776, the British Monarchy sought to put a quick and decisive end to the rebellion in the American colonies. King George…

Although looked upon as an exclusively American conflict, the Revolutionary War was a struggle for global dominance; one that was both overtly and indirectly waged…

Within the context of the use of small arms in linear warfare, the American Revolutionary War was a conflict dominated by the musket. Smoothbore muzzleloaders…

The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain saw heavy fighting in the area of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan along the…