Thomas Jefferson, principle author of the Declaration of Independence, representative for Virginia to the Continental Congress, 3rd President of the United States, 1st Secretary of State under George Washington, 2nd Governor of the state of Virginia, diplomat, lawyer, philosopher and statesman, was born on this day in 1743. Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia, the
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Ryan Cleckner, retired member of 1st Ranger Battalion, lawyer, and sniper instructor, has generously donated three signed copies of his book Long Range Shooting to the 2021 Marty Brown Memorial™ events. In the Rangers, Ryan was a special operations sniper and sniper team leader. His sniper training includes a stint at the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course; Ryan
Minute Man National Historic Park is located 22 miles outside the city of Boston and preserves important sites from the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. The park extends from just west of Lexington and follows, almost without interruption, the road to Concord and encompasses
Warrior Poet Society Network (WPSN) has generously donated three 1-year subscriptions to their streaming video platform to the 2021 Marty Brown Memorial™ events. The Warrior Poet Society philosophy is summarized by the following quote: The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by
Tech-Sights has generously stepped up to make a donation to the 2021 Marty Brown Memorial™ events: TSR-100 aperture sights for the Ruger 10/22 TS-155 sight adjustment tool 2x synthetic GI slings 2x cotton GI slings The TSR-100 aperture sights are one of our instructor’s favorite aftermarket iron sights for the Ruger 10/22 and are highly
Minute Man National Historic Park is located 22 miles outside the city of Boston and preserves important sites from the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. The park extends from just west of Lexington and follows, almost without interruption, the road to Concord and encompasses

Letterlocking

Ars Technica recently published an interesting article on how paper messages or letters were securely sent before the advent of electronic means of message transmission. This technique is referred to as “letterlocking” and involves methods of folding, cutting, tying with thread, and securing/embossing with wax to create a secure paper message. Many types of letterlocking
The first ever Revere’s Riders Instructor Training Weekend (ITW) was held on February 27-28 at A&A Optics in Liberty, IN. Eleven instructor candidates and four Master Instructors (Bradley “Slim” Settle, Phil Brown, TJ Kackowski and Nigel Downton) attended the event. Instructor candidates fulfilled all of the requirements to be “Certified” in Revere’s Riders Basic Instructor
We have added three new books to our online store, each of which deals with relatively unknown aspects of the American Revolution. Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero From the dust jacket description: Who was “Light-Horse Harry” Lee? Gallant Revolutionary War hero. Quintessential Virginia cavalryman. George Washington’s trusted subordinate and
Rock Island Auction Company will be auctioning a pair of flintlock pistols presented to Alexander Hamilton during the Revolutionary War. The pistols were handed down through the families of Hamilton’s descendants until the 1940s when they were sold by Hamilton’s great-great-grandson Schulyer Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton served as General George Washington’s chief aide for 4 years