The American Revolution

A New and Correct Plan of the Town of Boston. And Provincial Camp


This map, which first appeared in the July 1775 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine[1] shows a larger view of the town of Boston including the layout of the town and in the lower right corner, the siege of Boston with the line of provincial forces.

Prior to the mid-...

Gen. Marion in His Swamp Encampment Inviting a British Officer to Dinner


General Francis Marion (1732-1795) was born and died in South Carolina. He grew up and lived on a farm his entire life, aside from his enlistment time. He was known as a brave and courteous man who was referred to as the "Swamp Fox" for his guerilla war tactics through the swamp marshes...

Gen'l Warren taking leave of his wife and child on the eve of the battle of Bunker Hill


Joseph Warren (1741-75) was a very popular and charismatic doctor, orator, and author in Boston in the years before the American Revolution. Tall and handsome, he was known to generously give of his considerable skills as a physician to heal the poor free of charge. He played a key...

Destruction of Tea in Boston Harbor in 1773


When the British government implemented the Tea Act of 1773, it greatly upset the American colonists. The Tea Act gave the East India Company the right to sell tea directly to America without an export tax, but it put an import tax on tea that was purchased by Americans. Essentially, this...

Boston Tea Party


During the night of December 16, 1773, a group of Boston citizens, protesting the Tea Act (1773) and disguised as Mohawk Indians, went to Griffin's Wharf and boarded the tea ship Dartmouth. Working throughout the night the disciplined group of about fifty men dumped 342 chests of...

Declaration of Independence


The Continental Congress made the charge of committing to paper the American colonies' declaration of independence from Britain to five individuals: Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman. Most scholars today now view the authorship of this...


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