American Revolution

The Faith of the Founders 3

The argument regarding the faith of the founders is essentially between Christian orthodoxy and what was is called deism. A good modern definition of deism from Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry: Deism is the teaching that God exists, that he created the universe and everything in it, but that he stopped being involved in the […]

The Founder’s Faith 1

What was the religious faith of America’s founding fathers? It’s a question almost guaranteed to stir up a hornet’s of controversy. The answer seems to depend upon who is being asked the question and what is the evidence that supports their opinion. The argument in its most simplistic form breaks down like this: Some will […]

Lord Stirling and the 1st Maryland Regiment

I enjoy getting posts from the Center of Battlefield Archaeology on my FB. They frequently touch on subjects that interest me or I know something about. One recent post had to do with the 1st Maryland Regiment of the Continental Army. A historian by the name of Bob Furman believes that 254 soldiers of the […]

Joshua Barney, Unknown Hero

One of the strengths of Lehman’s On Seas of Glory is his exposure of little known historical events, forgotten ships and obscure naval heroes. One such obscure individual was Joshua Barney. Barney was one of those individuals who seemed destined to greatness in-so-far as the small American Navy could produce greatness, yet to this day […]

Declaration of Independence

Originally posted on the Common Constitutionalist:
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the…

Captain Nicholas Biddle and The Randolph

My wife and I enjoy flea markets and I usually head for any table selling books. This past Saturday we went to a flea market and I found an interesting book that fit into my current interest in the US Navy. I tend to go in streaks. I get interested in something historical, read some […]

History of the Culpeper Flag

Today my State will vote whether or not to keep Governor Scott Walker as Governor. The recall effort, while apparently legal is a gross misuse of the right to recall. It will cost the State 20 million dollars simply because the left cannot handle a legitimate electoral defeat. Whatever else happens the State would be wise to […]

The Past Upon the Throne

I’m a bit late with this post but was meaning to post something on the Battle of Concord fought on April 19th, 1775. In particular I wanted to say something about the Old North Bridge which figured into the battle. Consider the following poem from Wikipedia. The author of the poem was Ralph Waldo Emerson. […]


THE BRITISH EVACUATE BOSTON. The American Revolution has long been an interest of mine. I think Washington is a very interesting character. The Brits had one of the finest armies in the world and Washington had one of the worst, especially early on. This reblog tells of early attempts to form the “Continental Army.” They […]

A Near Run Thing

I was thinking of the Gadsden Flag today as the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of Obama Care. More specifically, the ability to require citizens to buy anything. Whether or not health care for everyone is a good idea is irrelevant. What is at issue is the power of the government. If the government can compel you to […]