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Winter at Valley Forge painting by Arnold Friberg

Purchase the Winter at Valley Forge, the much anticipated sequel of Arnold Friberg's famous painting entitled The Prayer at Valley Forge, depicting George Washington in prayer at Valley Forge.

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The Prayer at Valley Forge painting by Arnold Friberg

Purchase your own Prayer at Valley Forge painting by Arnold Friberg, featuring George Washington praying at Valley Forge. Lithographs, autographed prints, textured editions, gift certificates.

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Americans lose the Battle of Fort Washington - On This Day - November 16, 1776

On This Day in History, November 16, 1776, the Americans lose the Battle of Fort Washington when the Fort at the northern end of Manhattan Island is overrun by British troops.

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Americans defeated at the Battle of Quebec, On This Day, December 31, 1775

On This Day in History, December 31, 1775, the Americans are defeated at the Battle of Quebec in their first major loss of the American Revolution, bringing the American invasion of Canada to an end.

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American victory at the Battle of Princeton - On This Day - January 3, 1777

On This Day in History, January 3, 1777, the American victory at the Battle of Princeton causes the British to withdraw from southern New Jersey after their third defeat in ten days.

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American victory at the Battle of Great Bridge - On This Day - December 9, 1775

On This Day in History, December 9, 1775, the American victory at the Battle of Great Bridge sets the stage for the evacuation of the royal government from Virginia forever.

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Affidavit of Sophia Hildebrandt, Granddaughter of Betsy Ross, May 27, 1780

Affidavit of Sophia Hildebrandt, granddaughter of Betsy Ross. One of the few documents related to the Betsy Ross Flag story. In it, she says Ross herself told of creating the first American flag.

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Affidavit of Rachel Fletcher, Daughter of Betsy Ross, July 31, 1871

This Affidavit of Rachel Fletcher is one of three affidavits signed by relatives of Betsy Ross indicating they heard her tell the legend of creating the Betsy Ross Flag.

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Affidavit of Margaret Boggs, niece of Betsy Ross, June 3, 1780

This Affidavit of Margaret Boggs tells of Boggs hearing her aunt, Betsy Ross, tell of creating the first American flag. One of the few documents related to the Betsy Ross Flag legend.

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8th Amendment Court Cases

Brief reviews of some of the most important 8th Amendment Court Cases covering cruel and unusual punishment, the death penalty and more.

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Americans win the Battles of Saratoga, On This Day in History, October 17, 1777

On This Day in History, October 17, 1777, the Americans win the Battles of Saratoga in what has been called one of the 15 most important battles in world history.

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The Royalton Raid - On This Day in History - October 16, 1780

On This Day in History, October 16, 1780, the Royalton Raid against central Vermont is one of the last Indian attacks in New England during the American Revolution.

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The Affair at Little Egg Harbor - On This Day in History - October 15, 1778

On This Day in History, October 15, 1778, the Affair at Little Egg Harbor is part of the only British attack on the New Jersey shoreline south of New York City during the American Revolution.

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The Battle of Shallow Ford - On This Day in History - October 14, 1780

On This Day in History, October 14, 1780, the Battle of Shallow Ford helps convince British General Charles Cornwallis to abandon his attempts to conquer North Carolina for the year.

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Washington lays cornerstone of White House - On This Day - October 13, 1792

On This Day in History, October 13, 1792, George Washington lays the cornerstone of the White House. Today's White House, however, looks very different than the original structure.

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British troops sail up the East River, On This Day in History, October 12, 1776

On This Day in History, October 12, 1776, British troops sail up the East River east of Manhattan and land at Throgg's Neck in an effort to entrap the Continental Army as it flees the island.

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The Battle of Valcour Island begins - On This Day in History - October 11, 1776

On This Day in History, October 11, 1776, the Battle of Valcour Island is one of the first naval engagements of the American Revolution between Benedict Arnold and British Captain Thomas Pringle.

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William Howe replaces Thomas Gage - On This Day in History - October 10, 1775

On This Day in History, October 10, 1775, General William Howe replaces Lt. General Thomas Gage as Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America after the losses at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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The Bombardment of Yorktown begins - On This Day in History - October 9, 1781

On This Day in History, October 9, 1781, the Bombardment of Yorktown begins, when American and French forces begin raining bombs down on the army of British General Charles Cornwallis.

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William Butler raids Onaquaga and Unadilla - On This Day - October 8, 1778

On This Day in History, October 8, 1778, William Butler raids Onaquaga and Unadilla, two Iroquois villages used as a base of operations against New York's frontier in the American Revolution.

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The Battle of Kings Mountain - On This Day in History - October 7, 1780

On This Day in History, October 7, 1780, the Battle of Kings Mountain turns the tide in the southern campaign of the American Revolution after a string of defeats in previous years.

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The Battle of Forts Montgomery and Clinton - On This Day - October 6, 1777

On This Day in History, October 6, 1777, the Battle of Forts Montgomery and Clinton are lost by the Americans when these strategic forts on the Hudson River are overrun by British troops.

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Congress informed of Dr. Benjamin Church's Treason - October 5, 1775

On This Day in History, October 5, 1775, Congress is informed of Dr. Benjamin Church's treason. This man at the center of Boston politics was found to be delivering secrets to the British.

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The Battle of Germantown - On This Day in History - October 4, 1777

On This Day in History, October 4, 1777, the Battle of Germantown is a loss by the Americans, but the strong American showing proved to Europe that the Americans could stand up against Great Britain.

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George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation - On This Day - October 3, 1789

On This Day in History, October 3, 1789, George Washington issues his Thanksgiving Proclamation, the first such proclamation from the newly formed goverenment of the United States.

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Benedict Arnold passes Norridgewock Falls - On This Day - October 2, 1775

On This Day in History, October 2, 1775, Benedict Arnold's Quebec Expedition passes over Norridgewock Falls, Maine, as part of the Continental Army's campaign to capture Canada from the British.

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John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg is born - On This Day - October 1, 1746

On This Day in History, October 1, 1746, John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg is born. Muhlenberg was a Lutheran minister who fought as a general in the American Revolution and served in the US Congress.

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The Battle of Edgar's Lane - On This Day in History - September 30, 1778

On This Day in History, September 30, 1778, the Battle of Edgar's Lane takes place near Hastings-on-Hudson, New york, a small village 20 miles north of Manhattan Island.

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British spy John Andre is sentenced, On this Day in History, September 29, 1780

On This Day in History, September 29, 1780, British spy, Major John Andre, is sentenced to death by hanging for his role in the Benedict Arnold treason affair.

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The Siege of Yorktown begins - On This Day in History - September 28, 1781

On This Day in History, September 28, 1781, the Siege of Yorktown begins when George Washington leads the American and French armies out of Williamsburg to attack British General Charles Cornwallis.

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Baylor's Massacre takes place - On This Day in History - September 27, 1778

On This Day in History, September 27, 1778, Baylor's Massacre takes place when dozens of Virginia militiamen are killed or wounded in a surprise attack as they slept in River Vale, New Jersey.

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The Battle of Charlotte - On This Day in History - September 26, 1780

On This Day in History, September 26, 1780, the Battle of Charlotte reveals to British General Charles Cornwallis that he will not have an easy time taking over North Carolina.

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Ethan Allen is Captured - On This Day in History - September 25, 1775

On This Day in History, September 25, 1775, Ethan Allen is captured at the Battle of Longue-Pointe. He would spend the next 2 1/2 years in prison and come home to Vermont as a war hero.

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Chief Justice John Marshall is born, On This Day in History, September 24, 1755

On This Day in History, September 24, 1755, Chief Justice John Marshall is born. He would be the longest serving chief justice of the US Supreme Court and was one of the last living Founders.

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Benedict Arnold's treason is discovered - On This Day - September 23, 1780

On This Day in History, September 23, 1780, Benedictt Arnold's treason is discovered by 3 young patriots who grew suspicious of a passerby who turned out to be British spy John Andre.

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Nathan Hale is hanged - On This Day in History - September 22, 1776

On This Day in History, September 22, 1776, Nathan Hale is hanged for spying on the British on Long Island. He became famous for saying, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

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The Great Fire of New York - On This Day in History - September 21, 1776

On This Day in History, September 21, 1776, the Great Fire of New York of 1776 burns down much of the city, less than a week after it was occupied by the army of British General William Howe.

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The Battle of Paoli - On This Day in History - September 20, 1777

On This Day in History, September 20, 1777, the Battle of Paoli seals the fate of Philadelphia when General Anthony Wayne's men are routed by the British, allowing them to occupy Philadelpia.

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The Battle of Freeman's Farm - On This Day in History - September 19, 1777

On This Day in History, September 19, 1777, the Battle of Freeman's Farm is the first of the Battles of Saratoga which culminated in the surrender of British General John Burgoyne's army.

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John Langdon dies - On This Day in History - September 18, 1819

On This Day in History, September 18, 1819, John Langdon dies. Langdon was a leader of the American Revolution, member of the Continental Congress, governor and senator from New Hampshire.

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US Constitution is adopted - On This Day in History - September 17, 1787

On This Day in History, September 17, 1787, the US Constitution is adpoted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. It is now the oldest constitution still in use in the world.

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Samuel Adams is born - On This Day in History - September 16, 1722

On This Day in History, September 16, 1722, Samuel Adams is born. He will be a leader of the Boston revolutionaries, sign the Declaration of Independence and be called the Firebrand of the Revolution.

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The British landing at Kip's Bay - On This Day in History - September 15, 1776

On This Day in History, September 15, 1776, the British landing at Kip's Bay opens the way for the British capture of New York City unopposed during the American Revolution.

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Mercy Otis Warren is born - On This Day in History - September 14, 1728

On This Day in History, September 14, 1728, Mercy Otis Warren is born. Mercy would become an important writer during the Revolution and an adviser to numerous political leaders of the time.

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Brigadier General Andrew Pickens is born - On This Day - September 13, 1739

On This Day in History, September 13, 1739, Brigadier General Andrew Pickens is born. One of South Carolinas' great military leaders of the American Revolution.

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Congress authorizes first printing of the Bible, On This Day, September 12, 1782

On This Day in History, September 12, 1782, Congress authorizes the 1st printing of the Bible in North America by Philadelphia publisher Robert Aitken. It has been called the Bible of the Revolution.

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American loss at the Battle of Brandywine - On This Day - September 11, 1777

On This Day in History, September 11, 1777, the American loss at the Battle of Brandywine opens the door for the British to take the American capital of Philadelphia.

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Captain Nicholas Biddle is born - On This Day in History - September 10, 1750

On This Day in History, September 10, 1750, Captain Nicholas Biddle is born. Biddle was one of the first Continental Navy captains and went down in battle fighting the HMS Yarmouth in Barbados.

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New Jersey patriot William Paterson dies - On This Day - September 9, 1806

On This Day in History, September 9, 1806, New Jersey patriot William Paterson dies. Paterson was a signer of the US Constitution, governor of New Jersey and justice of the US Supreme Court.

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