In 1780, John Adams wrote, “”I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have the liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry, and Porcelaine.”
Ironically, his descendant – Charles F. Adams, Jr. – had to study war and volunteered to fight in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry during the Civil War. Present at Gettysburg and fighting during that campaign, he continued his family’s traditional commitment to upholding the federal government and value of freedom. Continue reading
Continuing with our short study on influential Founding Fathers and their descendants who fought at Gettysburg… Today, we’ll take a look at some Virginians – one who helped found the United States and one who fought for secession and the Confederacy decades later.
Meet Edmund Pendleton and his adopted grandson… Continue reading
Here at Gazette665, we usually feature an American War for Independence theme in July. This year we’re adding a twist. I’ve found four Founding Fathers whose descendants fought at the Battle of Gettysburg which occurred in 1863 – 155 years ago this month. Prepare for some surprises!
Today, we’ll talk about the patriot Paul Revere and one of his grandsons… Continue reading