Showing posts with label American History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American History. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valley Forge, American History eBook

Battle of the Hook, 2013
Battle of the Hook, 2013 (Photo credit: Battleofthehook)

Valley Forge from Chuck Thompson

Valley Forge.  American History least we forget and as we look all around us in the news these days, most have forgotten.  Today's history books simply do not cut it.  That is why we bring you the history books from the past.  No political slants or agendas.  Written by people who loved this country at a time when everything made sense and no one was out to make you think the founding fathers were evil.  Read real American History right here.  Then ask yourself, what happened?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Marines In The American Revolution Ebook

Marines In The American Revolution from Chuck Thompson

This one is a long read so bookmarking this page is a good idea.  To read the book in full screen mode, left click the icon at the far right bottom of the above container.  To exit full screen mode, hit the escape key on your keyboard.

To learn more about the American Revolution, take a trip to the Yorktown Victory Center.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

American Independence Won - Born Free And Equal

Liberty's Kids, episode number 37, Born Free And Equal.  The start of the troubles of a new nation.  Even though the war for independence has just ended, new troubles were only beginning for this new nation.

  Today we are continuing the special editions.

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at York Town" target="_blank">Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at York Town from Chuck Thompson

We begin with the Articles of Capitulation or the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia.  This is a very rare view of that document.

Present day view of the Moore house where Lord Cornwallis signed the articles of capitulation.  Yorktown, Virginia.

View of British and Hessian troops that surrendered.  Picture is from Battle of the Hook reenactment of 2008.

Surrender field in Yorktown, Virginia.  Where the British marched in defeat to American and French troops.

Trophies of war.  British cannons surrendered to American and French troops in Yorktown, Virginia.  On display in Yorktown, Virginia.

The Thomas Nelson house.  This was Lord Cornwallis headquarters before the surrender.  Yorktown, Virginia.

You can still visit historical Yorktown and see the cannon balls lodged into the houses of the period.  The results of constant bombing by American and French troops against the British and Hessian armies.

These last three pictures are from the Yorktown battlefield complete with earthworks, readouts and canons.  Gives you an idea of what the battlefield looked like during the period.  These earthworks are left over from the American Revolution and were used again during the American Civil War.  They are presently maintained as part of our national heritage.  Tax dollars well spent here anyway.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Deborah Samson and William Bradford of Plymouth

Liberty's Kids, episode 34, Deborah Samson, Soldier of the American Revolution.  This story is incredible in more ways than one.  The story is not only true, but Deborah Samson is also descended from William Bradford.

In 1778, she wanted to enlist in the army as a Continental soldier. Women were not allowed to do this, so she disguised herself as a man. She had little difficulty passing as a man because she was five feet seven inches in height, which was tall for a woman at that time. On May 20, 1782, she successfully enlisted in the army on the master of Master Noah Taft of Uxbridge, under the name of her deceased brother, Robert Shurtlieff Sampson,[1] and gave his/her residence as Uxbridge, Massachusetts.[1] Her signature still exists in the Massachusetts records.

Sampson was chosen for the Light Infantry Company of the 4th Massachusetts Regiment[1] under the command of Captain George Webb. The unit, consisting of fifty to sixty men, was first quartered in Bellingham, Massachusetts and later the unit mustered at Worcester under the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment, commanded by Colonel Shepard.

Sampson fought in several skirmishes. During her first battle, on July 3, 1782, outside Tarrytown, New York, she received two musket balls in her thigh and an enormous cut on her forehead. She begged her fellow soldiers to let her die and not take her to the hospital, but they refused to abandon her. A soldier put her on his horse, and they rode six miles to a hospital. The doctors treated her head wound, but she left the hospital before they could attend to the musket balls. Fearful that her true identity would be discovered, she removed one of the balls herself with a penknife and sewing needle, but her leg never fully healed because the other ball was too deep for her to reach. On April 1, 1783, she was promoted and spent seven months serving as a waiter to General John Paterson. This job entitled her to a better quality of life, better food, less danger, and shelter.

After the peace treaty was signed, everyone thought the war was over. However, on June 24, the President of Congress ordered George Washington to send a fleet of soldiers to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to aid in squelching a rebellion of several American officers. During the summer of 1783, Sampson came down with malignant fever and was cared for by a doctor, Barnabas Binney. He removed her clothes to treat her and discovered the cloth she used to bind her breasts and, thus, discovered her secret. He did not betray her; he took her to his house, where his wife and daughters housed and took care of her.[4]

After Sampson recovered, she returned to the army, but not for long. In September 1783, peace was assured through the signing of the Treaty of Paris. November 3 was the date for the soldiers to be sent home. When Dr. Binney asked her to deliver a note to General John Paterson, she thought that her secret was out. However, General Henry Knox never uttered a word; instead, she received an honorable discharge from the service, a note with some words of advice, and a sum of money sufficient to cover her expenses home. On October 25, 1783, General Knox honorably discharged her from the Army at West Point, after a year and a half of service.

On the wiki link above, you will see the relationship between Deborah Samson and William Bradford.  And here is where we are going to fill in the story about William Bradford.

Click on the icon at the bottom right of the container to enlarge for better reading.  The story that begins religious freedoms in colonial America and fair government.  Principles that go hand and hand.  Exactly what we continue to see disappearing before our very eyes each and every day.

  Free downloads are available on the above e-book from our SlideShare site.  You will have to log in with either your Facebook account or LinkedIn account or set up a free account for the download.  We will be covering more on Williams Bradford around the Thanksgiving season.  So stay tuned.  It will be very interesting as we cover the arguments of the location of where the real first Thanksgiving took place and not the one often mentioned most often.  But again, that is for a future date.

A picture of Colonel William Bradford.
A picture of Colonel William Bradford. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Rebels and Redcoats - Anti American Propaganda Films

For anyone in the US that has viewed this garbage, we want to point out that this series of propaganda films, done by a so called British historian, is highly bloated opinions with no basis in facts to support his claims in many areas of the films and is seriously lacking in facts in other areas to create a very biased opinionated sentiment.  It's anti American.  It's a violation of American History and designed to sway the opinions of anyone who watches it against our founding fathers.

  This site has been dedicated to showing actual American History.  Look through our pages.  No bloated opinions.  Just the straight history and we try to present it in the most entertaining way to teach everyone what our nations history really is and why it's important.

  This is a four part series and we were looking forward to viewing the entire series.  We watched the first 20 minutes and were appalled.  It was evident within the first 5 minuets that it was nothing but a lot of bloated opinion based on some historical accounts but missing others.  We just could not stomach anything beyond that first 20 minutes of the first in a four part series.

  Richard Holmes was selected to narrate and walk everyone through this so called documentary, (propaganda piece).
Mr Holmes is a British Patriot.  Not an American Patriot.  We Americans should trust his views why?  Again, he failed to cover critical American facts instead bypassing them for short sighted opinions on American history.  It's British romantic fantasy based on some American historical facts but excluding other historical facts to create bloated opinions.

We believe in the right to free speech, but we also believe in the right of the people to know and understand the truth.  

Ready, aim, fire.  Striking back at the tyranny.  Take your propaganda back to Britain and keep it there.

Dont Tread on me!
Dont Tread on me! (Photo credit: charlesfettinger)
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Gloucester, VA - Where American History Really Begins

Did the history books get it wrong?  In the above file, we are arguing that if Pocahontas had not saved Captain John Smith from his death sentence, then it is a reasonable assumption to believe that Jamestown would have faced a similar fate to that of the Roanoke Island settlement.  Just another colony that vanished with little or no information as to what really happened and that this is what our present history books might read like today.

  With that argument presented, we further argue that American history really begins in Gloucester, Virginia then.  Can we really win that argument?  No, not really and would not expect to.  The piece is designed as an advertising piece for local businesses to take advantage of and help bring history and education to everyone.  With it, local businesses can advertise themselves by becoming ad sponsors and inserting their information into a space provided specifically for them on the ad.  There is no cost to local businesses to become ad sponsors other than downloading the ad file, inserting their information into the space provided and then printing costs.  One last step the businesses need to take is to post a link on their web sites for a free e-book download that is being hosted by us.

  So when someone visits the ad sponsors store, they can pick up one of these ads and if the purpose of the ad works, the shopper will later visit the ad sponsors web site to download the free e-book and seeing more reasons to come back and shop at the ad sponsors business again and maybe even recommend the shop or business to others.  Plus it puts a positive spin on the county and reasons for exploring the area.  So it's great for tourism.  The business gets to give away something of value and it does not cost the business anything to give this e-book away.

  We are developing an entire series of these that any business is free to take advantage of.  Each new ad will have a different free offer when the ad calls for one.  If a local business does not care for one ad but likes another one, then they are free to choose what they think will best help them.  There is no competition on these ads.  It does not matter if 30 other businesses are using this ad piece, it still does the same job for each one.  Businesses can also mix and match the ads as they become available, giving out different ones in a mix.

  Look for Free Tools For Local Businesses No 3 for the source files that is coming next and will be available on May 6th, 2013.  Here is the link for the free e-book, "The Pocahontas - John Smith Story."  We will be putting this up on anther page here as well very soon.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Gloucester, VA A History of American Christianity - Free E-Book

More on pre American and early American history.  This e-book is a special edition created for this web site and is re published by us.  Free downloads are available on this e-book straight from Slideshare.  This book covers William Penn and also the history of the Separation of Church and State in the United States.  What we found interesting is that this book credits the Baptists with the Separation of Church and State.  Not an item you find in the vast majority of history books.  This book covers a lot of history you will not learn anywhere else.   There is a lot of history about a lot of Christian religious sects and how they have had significant influences on the founding of this nation and it's political systems.  Everything from the Quakers, Pilgrims, Methodists and Catholics to Baptists, Episcopalians and more.  258 pages total.  Remember, on our additional resources site, we have an e-book converter.  You can download a free copy of that software and convert this PDF to another file format to work on your Kindle, Nook, iPad and more.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gloucester, VA Pocahontas And John Smith Story Part Of Gloucester's Rich History

The story of Pocahontas is a very large part of Gloucester, VA's rich history.  When we did research in the past about Gloucester's history, we were very disappointed with the vast majority of information and disinformation found throughout the Internet.  So we have been working hard at compiling better information and research and offering it to everyone for free.  More extensive than other works we have found elsewhere, we have acquired distribution rights on these works.

  We are continuing this research and compilation of Gloucester's rich and extensive history and will continue to post and host it.  We have some other books on Pocahontas as well that we will eventually get up on here.  You can download a copy of this book either through Slideshare or right below.  If you have any questions on how to download the e-book from this site, we have a page link above that contains instructions on how to download any of our files.

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Some of Gloucester's most incredible history is found on this site in detail.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Battle of the Hook Teaser Video

This is our teaser video for the Battle of the Hook that was held back in October of 2008. We took somewhere in the neighborhood of 350 to 400 pictures that day. A few of those pictures were posted here on this site and are still on the site, but you have to use the search bar at the top of the page to get to them.

This is the first of many video slide shows we are producing from this event. We are also going to put up a web site for these videos as well as many of the pictures we took during the event. We will link the new site into this one once we have it up. We are estimating about 3 days from now.