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The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

by Bill O’Reilly Valley Forge, Pennsylvania February 16, 1778 Mid-morning George Washington’s army is desperate. It has been a miserable winter, with rebel troops camped just eighteen miles away from the British Army, which is comfortably housed in Philadelphia. While

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How General George Washington Spies Defeated the British

General George Washington

by John A. Nagy General George Washington was always concerned about spies. They were a constant problem except when the armies were on the move. He knew he could not stop all of them, so feeding them false information was

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Battle of Bladensburg, August 24, 1814

Battle of Bladensburg

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – Battle of Bladensburg, August 24, 1814 After Napoleon’s exile, Britain directed considerable resources into the ongoing war in North America. Around 2500 of Wellington’s regulars joined a

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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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Tanaghrisson the Soldiers of the American Revolution

tanaghrissonl; Band of Giants

by Jack Kelly Excerpts from Chapters 1 & 2 Tanaghrisson Silence. Rain spat cold on the napes of forty armed Virginians groping through “a Night as dark as Pitch.” They found the camp of their Indian ally Tanaghrisson and his

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