Today, we feature a post from one of our favorite blogs, Today in History. Check it out, and while you are there, be sure to read more great insights into the moments that make history.
Imagine for a moment, being able to see the faces of the American Revolution.
Not the paintings. Those are nothing out of the ordinary, save for the talent of the artist. I mean their photographs. Images that make it possible for you to look into their eyes.
In a letter dated May 17, 1781 and addressed to Alexander Scammell, General George Washington outlined his intention to form a light infantry unit, under Scammell’s leadership.
Comprised of Continental Line units from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Milford, the Massachusetts-born Colonel’s unit was among the defensive forces which kept Sir Henry Clinton penned up in New York City, as much of the Continental army made its way south, toward a place called Yorktown.
Among the men under Scammell’s command was Henry Dearborn, future Secretary of War under President Thomas…
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