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Veterans Day: Remembering Those Who Served


by The History Reader Veterans Day is the day we honor and commemorate our brave service men and women who are fighting and have fought for America’s freedom and security since the early beginnings of our nation. To understand and

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

Three Reasons the British Should Have Won the Revolutionary War (and Three Reasons the Patriots Did Win)


By Jack Kelly George Washington called the American victory in the Revolutionary war “little short of a standing miracle.” In 1776, an overwhelming British army had defeated his poorly trained force, driven them out of New York City, and chased

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

December 1776: Victory or Death

Washington Crossing the Delaware

By Gerald M. Carbone General John Sullivan took command of Lee’s Troops outside Morristown, and within a week he had them marching into Washington’s camp on the west side of the Delaware. Washington had first asked Lee to bring those

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British Surrender: George Washington’s Diary and the Articles of Capitulation

By Callie Oettinger George Washington’s  October 12 to November 5, 1781, diary entries are windows opening into the mind of the leader, and views of the pivotal battle, ending with the surrender of General Charles Cornwallis’ army.     Transcript

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Victory & Glory: The End of the Revolutionary War

Cornwallis Surrender

By John Ferling October 19, 1781, the terms for the surrender of the General Charles Cornwallis-led British Army—the Articles of Capitulation—were signed by Cornwallis, Generals George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, and Admiral Francois de Grasse. Rochambeau had led the first

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