On This Day: Crispus Attucks

On this day, March 5th 1770, Crispus Attucks is killed during the Boston Massacre. The first to defy, The first to die. On March 5, 1770, British soldiers Captain-Lieutenant John Goldfinch
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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
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

On This Day: Isaac Davis is Born

On this day, February 23rd, in 1745, Isaac Davis is born to Mary and Ezekial Davis in the village of West Acton. Isaac married Hannah Brown on October 24, 1764
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On This Day: John Hancock is Born

On this day, January 23rd, in 1737 John Hancock is born to Colonel John Hancock, Jr. (a soldier, planter, and politician) and Mary Hawke Thaxter. Hancock’s father would die in
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Interested in Owning a Tank?

Bring a Trailer has a 1943 M4A1 “Grizzly” tank for sale. The “Grizzly” was a slightly modified M4A1 “Sherman” tank built in Canda. The tank up for auction has a
George Washington is one of the most, if not the most, important men involved in the creation of our great nation. His hand is upon many of the events that
Teaching American History has a short but interesting post up today that compares and contrasts the actions of Thomas Jefferson and Samuel Whittemore in the months and days leading up
The American Antiquarian Society is hosting the “Revere in Perspective: Artisanry, Labor and Luxury” webinar series in collaboration with the Center for Historic American Visual Culture today through October 9th.
If you haven’t already discovered the Journal of the American Revolution, you should definitely give them a look for a comprehensive compendium of Revolutionary War information. Their latest post ranks