Category: U.S. Revolutionary War

John Paul Jones’s Failed Raid On The British Isles

Painting of Whitehaven, Cumbria, Showing Flatt Hall

When discussing the American Revolutionary War, it is easy to assume that all of the fighting took place on North American soil. While this true…

Lightning Strikes Twice – American Hannibal of the Revolutionary War

It is dawn, August 2, 216 BC and lightning is about to strike the Roman Republic. On a ridge overlooking the expansive plain, Hannibal Barca…

Civil War Cannonball Exploded & Killed 140 Years After it Was Fired

Sam White was a dyed-in-the-wool Civil War fanatic. He was never happier than when he was searching for Civil War relics or restoring those that…

The Day the South Nearly Won the Civil War

It has become an accepted historical fact that the South could not have won the American Civil War. The North’s advantages in finance, population, railroads,…

Banastre Tarleton – The Most Feared & Hated Man in Revolutionary America

The American Revolutionary War saw many bitter fights and acts of cruelty. Of all its actors, none were crueler than the British cavalry commander, Sir…

Worst General in American History

Our history would always talk about the greatest achievements of noble countrymen who serve and fight for the good of their respective countries. Many written…

American Hero Turned Traitor – Benedict Arnold

In history, Benedict Arnold is a controversial American figure, and is popularly remembered for his treachery, both to his nation and–more personally–to George Washington. However,…

The Hemp Bale Battle – Ingenious Idea Won the Siege of Lexington

The Missouri State Guard (MSG) had just been put together some months prior to the Lexington battle that shook the small town of Lexington for…

The Huron Assault Onondaga: Last Offensive of Samuel de Champlain

On 1 September 1615, Samuel de Champlain, explorer and deputy viceroy of New France, left the Huron village of Cahiague in the company of five…

The Rockets’ Red Glare – Congreve’s Invention, Fort McHenry, and a National Anthem

On September 12, 1814, HMS Erebus sailed up the Patapsco river toward Baltimore. The British Royal Navy had been roaming free throughout Chesapeake Bay for…

Skill, Luck, and Help From a Friend: Victory at Yorktown

The siege of Yorktown was considered to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought from 28 Sept – 19…

Which is Your Favorite? – Famous Charges in History

With the enemies’ formation looking impenetrable and the odds continuously climbing higher in their favor, the battle would take on the shapes and colors of…