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“can tell a Tory by his looks,” Lewis Howell, a surgeon with the 2nd New Jersey Regiment, wrote his father in late June. The good doctor evidently had remarkable diagnostic powers, given the physical resemblance of loyalists and revolutionaries. Both breeds were drawn from all strata of their society, high, low, and middling. The war, […]

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Just Keeping Warm Was A Miracle For The Colonial Army.

by Daniel Russ on August 21, 2019

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This is a passage from Rick Atkinson’s The British Are Coming! “The army would burn eight thousand cords in six months, and on particularly cold days, the firewood demand equaled the timber from a four-acre woodlot. Despite efforts by the Committee on Wood in Watertown to organize cutting expeditions, a number of regiments were forced […]

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The Antipathy Between The British And The Colonists Was Very Bad.

August 15, 2019
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This is from Rick Atkinson’s Book The British Are Coming! “Irked at the dissent, the government had stepped up covert surveillance and intelligence gathering. Suspected rebel sympathizers in London were ordered “narrowly watched,” their neighbors discreetly questioned about irregular activity. The baggage of passengers arriving from North America was searched for rebel correspondence. In a […]

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John Wilkes, British Statesman Made A Prediction About the Americans. A Really Good One.

August 11, 2019
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John Wilkes, a British radical -whose noisy radicalism made him enormously popular in the colonies, called the war “unjust, felonious, and murderous.” The Americans, he warned, “will dispute every inch of territory with you, every narrow pass, every strong defile, every Thermopylae, every Bunker Hill.” But opponents of coercion lacked strength and unity. When votes […]

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More Amazing Passages From Rick Atkinson’s “The British Are Coming”. This Time, It’s About Gambling.

August 7, 2019
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Here Atkinson discusses the problem of drunkeness, fighting, licentious behavior and gambling. Gambling was a big problem to Colonial Generals. “It also gambled without guilt. If London was “the devil’s drawing room,” in the phrase of author Tobias Smollett, gaming had become a diabolical national passion despite the monarch’s disapproval. Bets could be laid not […]

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Soviet Control Rooms From DesignYouTrust

August 3, 2019
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Colonial Soldiers in The Revolutionary War Were Difficult.

July 29, 2019
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I’m reading “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy Book 1)” by Rick Atkinson and wanted to share this quote with you. “Discipline,” Washington had written in 1757, “is the soul of an army.” Certainly this army was still looking for its soul. American troops, one visitor […]

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The Brown Bess

July 25, 2019
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From “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy Book 1)” by Rick Atkinson “Looting began even before the column cleared Lexington. In light infantry slang, “lob” meant plunder taken without opposition; “grab” was booty taken by force. “There never was a more expert set than the light […]

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The Junkers Ju 287

July 22, 2019
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The Junkers Ju 287 amazing late-war, jet-powered designs for the German nation – now fighting aall over the world. The idea here was to emphasize heavy bombing as a way to hold off the tide of the Allied advance with their own strategic bombing. In 1943 Hans Wocke worked for Junkers and sent forth this […]

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The Colonists Versus The Englishmen.

July 21, 2019
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Hi – I’m reading “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy Book 1)” by Rick Atkinson. “It had seemed only fair that the colonists should help shoulder the burden. A typical American, by Treasury Board calculations, paid no more than sixpence a year in Crown taxes, compared […]

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Himmler and His Uniform

July 20, 2019
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Operation Grill Flame

July 16, 2019
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This was an official moniker for a CIA and DIA effort to predict the future using psychic abilities. Extra Sensory Perception was the term designated by Dr. J. B. Rhine. And in the 70s it was called Remote Viewing. Related Posts:CIA vs Pentagon.Austin Goodrich Aug. 30, 1925 – Jul. 9, 2013, CIA Spy Who Posed […]

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Military UFO Contact Videos

July 11, 2019

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The Ubiquitous 60mm Mortar.

July 5, 2019
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The 60mm mortar , the Type 61, a Chinese knock off, was the go to weapon of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. With a range of two or more miles and an ability to fire in a looping arc over trees and structures. The NVA could fire them fast enough so that […]

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South Vietnam Was Utterly Corrupt.

July 3, 2019
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July 15 1965  the Prime Minister of South Vietnam, Air Vice- Marshall Nguyen Cao Ky said he admired most of all people Adolf Hitler. This surprised American combat commanders who were chomping at the bit to proceed with assaults upon VC assets in the South. They realized that this was a guy they were willing […]

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Jefferson Davis’ Biggest Challenge From Day One Was Resources.

June 30, 2019

From Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief Book by James M. McPherson History book reminds us that the South had a fraction of the power, and resources of the North at the beginning and at the end of the American Civil War. “At a railroad station in Montgomery on February 16, Jefferson Davis […]

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Supply Train Problems During the Revolutionary War

June 25, 2019

In “Valley Forge” by Bob Drury, Tom Clavin we talk about how difficult it was to provision Colonial Troops even though they fought on their own soil versus an army from an ocean away. Every recruit was promised daily a pound of bread, three pints of dried vegetables, a pint of milk, a quart of […]

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Marine Corps Silent Drill Team 2019

June 20, 2019
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huGez7dAKS8&t=585s   Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Ledger Art By Howling Wolf, Chief of the Southern Cheyenne.

June 16, 2019
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While he was being held in a US prison in Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, Howling Wolf made art to tell his stories. Much of it was done on pre printed lined paper one might give a school child. Some of the these are quite beautiful. He rejected tribal dress for a while but […]

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Exhausted by the War of 1812, the Treaty of Ghent Was Signed.

June 11, 2019
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  When you look at the negotiations for the Treaty of Ghent, it becomes abundantly clear that there was little taste for more expensive warfare in the new world. Britain certainly wanted to stop American expansion. That said the notion that the Brits should keep Canada was basically ignored by the colonies they would recognize […]

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