“If every man here was a Gerry,” Adams claimed, “the Liberties of America would be safe against the Gates of Earth and Hell.
You live out in the country, on land your family has owned for generations. Suppose you were at home on a cold winter’s morning, still tucked in with your children. It’s freezing outside, and you have no appointments today – … Continued
Signers of the Declaration of Independence Button Gwinnett(1732- May 19, 1777 ) spent his early life in England. Born as the third child to Rev. Samuel Gwinnett and Ann Eames in Down Hatherly, Gloucestershire, England, his parents were of modest … Continued
Continuing series on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Lyman Hall was born April 12, 1724, in Wallingford, Connecticut, son of Rev. John Hall and his wife Mary. As a boy, he studied with his father, and entered Yale. … Continued
Nathaniel Lyon(July 14, 1818 – August 10, 1861) was a Federal general who gave his life in the service of his country, the first general on the Union side to die in the Civil War. Early Military Years Nathaniel seemed … Continued
“I told [him] I had acted according to his orders. He had told me to look for a master, and I had been to look for one. He answered that he did not tell me to go to Canada to look for a master. I told him that as I had served him faithfully, and had been the means of putting a number of hundreds of dollars into his pocket, I thought I had a right to my liberty.”
Francis Hopkinson (September 21, 1737 – May 9, 1791) Did you think Betsy Ross? No, the designer of the first official American flag was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Francis Hopkinson. Francis was born in Philadelphia, to Thomas Hopkinson … Continued
More than just the Monitor and the Merrimack Virtually every student of the Civil War has heard of the epic battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack, two early ironclad warships. But were they the only ones? Not by a … Continued