1. Battle of Kings Mountain

    The Battle of Kings Mountain (7 October 1780) was a significant battle of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), fought in the backcountry of South Carolina between large parties of Patriot and Loyalist militias. The battle exemplified how the American Revolution could often
  2. Battle of Camden

    The Battle of Camden (16 August 1780) was a major battle of the southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). It saw a British army under Lord Charles Cornwallis decisively defeat an American force under General Horatio Gates, thereby securing British control of
  3. Battle of Waxhaws

    The Battle of Waxhaws (29 May 1780) was a small engagement during the southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) that nevertheless had a significant psychological impact on the Patriots. During the battle, Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his infamous British
  4. Apple TV+'s Franklin Reveals a Different Side of the Founding Father

    By Craig Bruce Smith “Electricity. Yeah, you can all thank me. Took some lightning, a kite, and a fat brass key,” sang the Decemberists in their 2017 “Ben Franklin’s Song.” For most Americans, that’s their image of the founder. And they’re not wrong. It’s unquestionably what he’s
  5. Will you come along for my journey?

    By Steve Schmidt This is a photo of a road in North Dakota, taken at the dawn of a new day headed East into the day break. Last summer, I drove more than 4,500 miles with my son from California through Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota,
  6. Just finished my 88th Book Review of the Year!! The British Army of the Seven Years War (The French And Indian War in the US) had been victorious all over the Globe. The British Army of the Napoleonic Wars would be one of the most efficient military forces of the period, if smalle