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White Cockade, Drum and Fife

The Acton Militia and the March to Concord The “White Cockade” is a traditional Scottish folk song that pays tribute to the 1745 Jacobite Uprising, an attempt to return the British throne to the Stuart line. Legend has it that Luther Blanchard, the fifer, and Francis Barker, the drummer played the song while the Action … Read more

Second Great Awakening, Causes

The Second Great Awakening was a religious movement that swept through the United States, primarily in the first half of the 19th century. Led by prominent preachers like Charles Finney, the movement contributed to the rise in popularity of social reform movements like Abolition, Prohibition, Civil Rights, and Woman Suffrage.

Ward, Artemas – Ward Family

 Artemas Ward (1727–1800) was a general in the Massachusetts Militia at the outset of the American Revolution. He assumed command of the colonial forces during the early days of the Siege of Boston and directed operations until General George Washington arrived in July 1775. This video discusses the history of the Ward Family and … Read more

Ward, Artemas – Artemas Ward House

 Artemas Ward (1727–1800) was a general in the Massachusetts Militia at the outset of the American Revolution. He assumed command of the colonial forces during the early days of the Siege of Boston and directed operations until General George Washington arrived in July 1775.

Ward, Artemas – General Artemas Ward House Museum

 Artemas Ward (1727–1800) was a general in the Massachusetts Militia at the outset of the American Revolution. He assumed command of the colonial forces during the early days of the Siege of Boston and directed operations until General George Washington arrived in July 1775.

Ward, Artemas – The General

 Artemas Ward (1727–1800) was a general in the Massachusetts Militia at the outset of the American Revolution. He assumed command of the colonial forces during the early days of the Siege of Boston and directed operations until General George Washington arrived in July 1775.

Juneteenth: Freedom at Last – Video

June 19, 1865 — Emancipation in Texas Following the Civil War, the War Department placed Gordon Granger in command of the Department of Texas on June 10, 1865. Upon arriving at Galveston on June 19, Granger issued General Orders, No. 3 (Department of Texas) that declared: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance … Read more

Dickinson, John – Penman of the Revolution

 John Dickinson was a Founding Father, known as the “Penman of the Revolution” for his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. Although he refused to sign the Declaration of Independence, he did sign the United States Constitution.