On this day, May 4th, 1918, the relocated graves of Colonel Israel Agnell and his first wife, Martha, were dedicated at a ceremony in Providence, Rhode Island. Israel Agnell was born on August 24th, 1740 to Oliver and Naomi Agnell in Providence, Rhode Island and was a fifth generation descendant of one of the original settlers
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On April 24th, 2017 a second copy of the Declaration of Independence was discovered in Chichester, England. The copy is believed to have been commissioned by Charles Lennox, Third Duke of Richmond: “Richmond was a strong critic of Lord North’s American policy. In December 1775, he declared in the House of Lords that the resistance
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On this day in Philadelphia, PA – Joseph Greer was born. One of eleven children, his family would move to the frontier of Staunton, Virginia and later the Watauga area. In 1769 Joseph, his father and brothers were among 40 men who would defend  Fort Watauga – he had just turned 15. Later he would serve under Col. John Sevier during the
Poetry is about questioning, sometimes addressing the concerns of current society while reflecting on the moments that crafted our History. As a contemporary Teen Poet (2010) Mr. Hingham discusses an issue we all should address – what was the cost and are we truly living a version of the Vision? Or have we regressed to
The author is unknown yet the words could be said to resonate in many American Revolutionary War Veterans. The physical suffering is not the dominating factor of this prose, but the realization that what is left behind by those “tot’ring o’er the grave” is the contribution to “Generations yet to come, Shall find a lasting peaceful
The Massachusetts Spy was a colonial weekly newspaper founded in 1770 by Isaiah Thomas and his former master, Zechariah Fowle; later Thomas would buy out Fowle to become sole publisher. Having a circulation of around 3,500, the Spy was substantially more popular than other newspapers of the day which typical had circulations of less than
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“Known as the poet of the American Revolution, Philip Freneau was influenced by both the political situation of his time and the full, active life he led. He attended Princeton University, where James Madison was his roommate, and planned to become a minister. However, at Princeton he became engaged in political debates with fellow students
National Poetry Month is a literary celebration which is celebrated all over the world by millions of people. The purpose of this holiday is to mark the importance of poetry in our lives and to remember the great poets who created this poetry. The most famous Poem concerning the American Revolution is Paul Revere’s Ride
Who was Mary Katherine Goddard? The first female Postmaster, at times during the Revolutionary War Baltimore’s lone printer, dry goods and stationary proprietor and the only woman to ever publish an official copy of the Declaration of Independence. “The Declaration of Independence was an act of treason. The men that signed the parchment Declaration of Independence, now
Recently, ChicagoNow ran a piece (TimesUp—How Far Have Women Really Come?) concerning Woman’s Sufferage and the relation to 2018 TimesUp conversation. Contained within the article was this quote: “The time depicted in Hamilton was no exception. Despite the many contributions women made during the American Revolution, once the fighting was over women returned to being