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Andrew Ferguson: One of the Black Heroes at Kings Mtn.
Not all blacks in colonial America were slaves.  Some had been freed from slavery here; others came to this continent as free men.  One of them was Andrew Ferguson, one of several black heroes who fought for the Patriots at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Friday, February 3, 2023

Fort Nashborough
What is today known as Nashville, Tennessee, was once an outpost known as Fort Nashborough.  This is the 77th in our series of articles about early American history from the DAR & SAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026.
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Battle of Cowpens
It was in late January 1781 that a major Patriot victory, the Battle of Cowpens, just three months after the Battle of Kings Mountain, and on the heels of four other smaller victories in the Carolinas, made a major contribution to the defeat of the British in the South, leading up to the eventual surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in October of that year.
Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Golden Hill Riot
If you've studied American Revolutionary history at all, you're surely familiar with the Boston Massacre, but the first blood shed in America's quest for independence--prior to the Declaration and actual war--was likely in New York City.
Saturday, January 14, 2023

WSGE's Tim Greene Produces Tribute To MLK
Gaston College radio station stalwart Tim Greene has produced a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.
Friday, January 13, 2023

"Common Sense"
Call it what you will; Thomas Paine called it "Common Sense," and with a pamphlet of the same name, the writer/reporter inspired Americans toward revolution and independence from Great Britain.
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Christmas in Revolutionary Times
On television, they'd call it a 'rerun.'  This was the 33rd in our series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to the celebration of America's 250th birthday, now less than five years away in 2026. For Christmas, we wanted to share again this short history of Christmas during the time of the American Revolution.
Friday, December 23, 2022

The American Crisis
In December 1776, just months after the Declaration of Independence had been adopted, America's fight for independence was in trouble.  It was then that Thomas Paine released a followup to his "Common Sense" pamphlets called "The American Crisis."
Thursday, December 22, 2022

The British Evacuation of Charleston
You probably learned in school that Washington's victory over Cornwallis ended the American Revolution.  It was an important victory, but the war wasn't over.  Dec. 14th is an important day in our history--it's the day the British left Charleston.  In this, our 72nd in this series of articles, Jennifer Baker details more.
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Washington at Valley Forge
This Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the Vesuvius Furnace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host an event (2 - 4 pm) at Vesuvius Vineyards, celebrating an often misunderstood event in American Revolution history--the Boston Tea Party. This week's article from the SAR & DAR highlights the history of Christmas season of 1777 and Washington's winter at Valley Forge.
Sunday, December 11, 2022














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