Tag: Revolution

The Crawford Expedition

Okay, so we looked at the Gnadenhutten Massacre of 1782, here:http://www.historynaked.com/the-gnadenhutten-massacre/ where Pennsylvania Militiamen under the American Army murdered 96 peaceful Christian Native Americans in Ohio. Their people vowed revenge. Today we are going to take a quick look at what led up to this period, and then happened next. A few years prior to […]

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The Gnadenhutten Massacre

It was 1782 and America had been at war with the British for several years as a part of their claim for independence. Caught up in this conflict were tribes of Native Americans, particularly along the Ohio river and into Ohio Country. These tribes consisted for the most part of Shawnee, Delawares. Mingos and Wyandots. […]

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Agent 355

In August 1776, George Washington and the Americans had to beat a hasty retreat leaving the British in control of New York City.  This was thought by many as the death blow to the Revolution.  Washington tried to regroup and desperately needed intelligence from the occupied city of New York.  Out of this need, the […]

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James Armistead Lafayette- Unsung Hero of the American Revolution

  There are many heroes we know about in the American Revolution- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton- but there are many that gave their all for this country that have remained in the shadows.  Their names are not bywords for freedom, but should be.  James Armistead Lafayette is one of those men.   It […]

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John and Abigail Adams-   America’s Power Couple

John Adams was one of the founding fathers as well as our second president.  What is less well known is the extraordinary relationship he had with his wife, Abigail.   The two first met when Abigail was fifteen and John was twenty-five and a practicing lawyer from Braintree, Massachusetts.  Abigail’s first impressions of the young […]

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