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Washington rewarding two soldiers with what we call the "Purple Heart" today.

On today in George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit, the forerunner of the Purple Heart. He announced it was a military order for soldiers who exhibited, “not only instances of.

Von Steuben and Washington at Valley Forge

Valley Forge was the military camp northwest of Philadelphia where the American Continental Army spent the winter of 1777 to 78 during the American Revolutionary War

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"Parker's Revenge, April 19, 1775" Don Troiani Revolutionary War Print

The American Revolution - The British retreat from Concord to Boston, flanked on both sides by Colonial Minute Men

The Hessian Jaeger Corps hired by the British to fight during the American War for Independence was among the finest light troops employed during the conflict. Armed with short rifles and dressed in green they were every bit the equals of the Patriots with their long rifles. Having both mounted and foot components they fought in nearly every campaign from 1776-1782 and were rarely bested on the field of battle.Don Troiani shows a Jaeger patrol about 1778

Hesse-Cassel Corps of Field Jaegers, 1776 - The Hessian Jaeger Corps hired by the British to fight during the American War for Independence was among the finest light troops employed during the conflict.

Lafayette's Baptism of Fire

On this day in a French aristocrat, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, arrives.

Revolutionary War and Beyond - excellent website on the history of the War for Independence and the founding of the nation.

Revolutionary War and Beyond - excellent website on the history of the War for Independence and the founding of the nation. If I could find a small replica of this photo, I would definitely put it up in my future apartment or house.

The History of American Wars - Veterans Day #Veterans

The History of American Wars - Veterans Day Infographic-There are a couple things that should probably be tweaked on here (like we didn't just fight Nazi Germany during WWII) but overall interesting info graphic

Battle of King's Mountain, MAJ Patrick Ferguson, British Army, mortally wounded by Patriot mountain men militia. The Patriots defeated the Regulars and Loyalist militia in a battle that turned the tide in the South and the Revolution.

This is the battle of Kings Mountain. This is where groups used guerilla warfare. Carolina patriots knew the land better than the British, which gave them an advantage. Turning point of the war in the south, and major patriot victory.

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