All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘General Washington’

  • Crossing The Deleware

    Crossing the Delaware (1776)

    ~ by James Still ~ The majority of Washington’s militia enlistments were expiring at the end of the year. Suspecting few to reenlist, Washington desperately needed a victory. Beginning at sunset on Christmas Day, Washington’s plan was to move his army and artillery across the …

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  • Taking Up Arms2

    Taking Up Arms (1775)

    ~by James Still~ In June 1775, Congress appointed a committee to write a “Declaration” to be proclaimed by General Washington “upon his Arrival at the Camp before Boston.”  This proclamation was called the “Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms”. “… a …

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It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. ~ Thomas Paine