Several weeks ago I did a post on England's Concentration Camps during the War for Independence. In that post I quoted a few lines from an American soldier held on board one of these infamous prison ships. Philip Freneau has come to be known as the Poet of the American Revolution. As I have read … Continue reading The British Prison Ship by Philip Freneau
Turning Through The Pages of History
England’s Concentration Camps
Well known to the entire world is the horrific conditions within the Nazi Concentration camps of the Second World War. Yet hidden within the pages of time is the history of Great Britain's concentration camps of the American War for Independence. Floating death camps. Watery dungeons. Torturous prison ships. These were England's Concentration camps some … Continue reading England’s Concentration Camps
The Miracle of New Orleans
America's Second War for Independence. Few people even realize that that is one of the names the War of 1812 has been known as. It's actually quite fitting if you think about it though. We were still a young nation at the point war was declared once again. Rather than fighting for the ability to … Continue reading The Miracle of New Orleans
Yankee Doodle// History of the Song
Any red blooded American has engrained in their memory the lyrics and tune to the historic folksong, Yankee Doodle. As children we grow up singing and whistling it, and as adults we do the same . (Yeah, don't act like you're too cool for that.) It's become a symbol and emblem of America and patriotism. … Continue reading Yankee Doodle// History of the Song
Are Baptists Protestant?
There is a lot of controversy surrounding this question. Most folks you talk to on the streets would tell you that Baptists are Protestants. Shoot, most Baptists don't even know what they are! That is a sad commentary, folks. If people knew the history of the Baptists, they would change their tune. Studying history, it … Continue reading Are Baptists Protestant?
3 Ways History Is Becoming a Thing of The Past
Okay, no pun intended in the title. Just had to throw that out there. But it's a valid argument that History is becoming lost to the raging waves of time. How though? I'm glad you asked. 1. Cancel Culture The number one thing that I see as being a reason for History becoming lost to … Continue reading 3 Ways History Is Becoming a Thing of The Past
Blood In The Snow: The Winter That Forged America
At the very heart of the American Spirit lies a name that we all recognize: Valley Forge. It was the winter our fledgling nation was tried to the breaking point—and lived to fight another day. There are some misconceptions though about exactly what the situation was regarding Valley Forge. Many claim that our soldiers were … Continue reading Blood In The Snow: The Winter That Forged America
Is The Gadsden Flag Racist?
A few weeks ago we looked into the allegations brought against the Confederate Battle flag, and whether it truly is racist or not. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today I'm asking the question, is the Gadsden flag racist as many in today's world have claimed? You might be thinking, what on … Continue reading Is The Gadsden Flag Racist?
One of the world's most beloved carols, Silent Night has touched many hearts and lives throughout history. It has a bit of an interesting start. The song that most connect with peaceful piano arrangements, was actually written for the gentle, mellow tone of the guitar. In a little burg in Austria, the song found its … Continue reading Silent Night
Pearl Harbor// We Will Not Forget
This past Wednesday was the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You didn't really think I had forgotten, did you? It's never too late to remember such a huge event in our history. This week has just been crazy though as far as my blog goes (sometimes I hate technology). And I wasn't … Continue reading Pearl Harbor// We Will Not Forget