Category Archives: American War for Independence

5 Things You Should Know About Cowpens, 1781

No, we’re not talking about the cleaning or actual up-keep of pens for cattle. We’re talking about another battle from the American War For Independence. Unlike the other battles we’ve discussed this month, Cowpens was fought in the South. The … Continue reading

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5 Things You Should Know About Monmouth, 1778

Lest readers should get the idea that battles during the American War for Independence were often patriot victories, we’ve chosen an indecisive battle for today. The Battle of Monmouth Court House took place in June 1778, marking a change in … Continue reading

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5 Things You Should Know About Saratoga, 1777

The Battles and Surrender at Saratoga, New York, in 1777 marked a major turning point in the war. It’s a series of events filled with drama, jealously, and courage. And they had global repercussions. Today, we’ve rounded up five things … Continue reading

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America’s First Lighthouse

The first official lighthouse America was built in 1716, and, though the original Colonial Era structure was destroyed, there’s is still a lighthouse at the location on Brewster Island, Boston Harbor. Today’s blog post explores reasons for building that first … Continue reading

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5 Things You Should Know About Lexington & Concord, 1775

It’s July, and it seems to be a new tradition at Gazette665 to talk about the American War for Independence (aka the Revolutionary War) this month. Catch the other posts here! This year we’re excited to present: Farmers Against The … Continue reading

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Why Create A Navy?

It was a debate that continually divided the two political parties in the early days of United States history. Was it proper to have a standing army and navy? Or was it better to call out the militia and arm … Continue reading

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