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Alexander Cochrane and the Enduring Myths of the War of 1812

War of 1812

By Willard Sterne Randall The War of 1812, often called “the forgotten conflict,” is probably the least understood American war. Just as frequently, it is described as the Second War of American Independence. This is because of a persistent fallacy

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The Battle of Brandywine Creek, September 11 1777

Battle of Brandywine Creek

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – The Battle of Brandywine Creek, September 11 1777 With the help of the newly arrived Marquis de Lafayette, Washington and the Continental Army ventured open battle to

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Battle of Trenton, 26 December 1776

Battle of Trenton

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – The Battle of Trenton, 26 December 1776 A characteristic of Washington’s generalship was that he always left his army opportunities either to withdraw or attack. Winter’s onset

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Paul Revere: Revolutionary Dissent

Paul Revere

by Stephen Solomon Paul Revere: The Silver Smith When John Singleton Copley painted a portrait of Paul Revere in 1768, he depicted an idealized image of one of Boston’s leading artisans. Revere, then in his mid-thirties, sits behind a polished

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Five Amazing Women of the Revolutionary War

by Jack Kelly Margaret Corbin Born on the Pennsylvania frontier, Margaret Cochran was orphaned when her parents were killed during the French and Indian war. The five-year-old was taken in by relatives and knew the pangs of poverty. She married

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