American Figures

Faces of the American Revolution

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in American Figures, Featured, Historical Figures | 0 comments

Faces of the American Revolution

The American Revolution was so many years ago, that the time period in which great men like Washington, Jefferson and Adams lived seems as distant to most of us as the fall of Rome or the reign of Alexander the Great.   Part of what makes this period so distant to us is the lack of a photographic record.  We do not have actual photographs of Washington, or the Battle of Bunker Hill, or of the soldiers who fought for our freedom. Or do we? The advent of photography in the late 1830’s and early 1840’s was so many years after the Revolution that we, of course, have no photographs...

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The Last Soldier of the American Revolution

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in American Figures, Featured, Historical Figures, Noteables | 0 comments

The Last Soldier of the American Revolution

Have you ever heard the name Daniel F Bakeman?  No?  I didn’t think so.  It isn’t a name that shows up in most history textbooks.  When you are watching a documentary about historic events, such as the American Revolution, you are not likely to hear him mentioned. Despite the fact that he is not a household name, he was a man of great significance and importance.  He was a man who lived, not only through the American Revolution (where he fought as a private in the New York militia), but also through the War of 1812, and (believe it or not) the American Civil War as well. ...

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William Penn

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in American Figures, Noteables | 0 comments

William Penn

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Patrick Henry

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in American Figures | 0 comments

Patrick Henry

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Marquis de Lafayette

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in American Figures, Military | 0 comments

Marquis de Lafayette

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John Paul Jones

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in American Figures, Military | 0 comments

John Paul Jones

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