American Revolution

The last time we had a king

The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When 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 separate and […]

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 […]