Some of our campers found themselves in a small skirmish during Capture the Flag at our Summer History Camp today. We’re in our third week and there are still three more to go. There are a limited amount of openings still! It’s never too late to sign up!
. True Detective
I’d like to take a second to acknowledge the tenacity and generosity of Jessie Hagan.
Jessie is a genealogist at The National Society of the Sons of the Revolution here in Louisville. Earlier this week, after learning I’d be in town for a few days, he offered to trace my family roots back to the American Revolution, and present me with the results of his research before I left. I was intrigued, but too busy to reply. I also know how much work it takes to assemble that kind of detail, and didn’t want to casually accept such a generous offer. Well, Jessie decided to proceed anyway.
Over the last few days, he complied no less than 50 pages of marriage certificates, birth certificates, and death certificates, along with census records, population schedules, and all sorts of documents from the Department of Commerce. I know this, because Jessie was waiting for me yesterday afternoon at a private airport in Louisville, just as my flight returned from a daytrip to West Virginia, where I’d spent the day shooting a new episode of Returning the Favor. There, he presented me with a veritable compendium of genealogical goodness.
How did he know where I’d be? Because Jessie really is an expert at figuring out where people come from. Yesterday, as some of you no doubt noticed, I posted a short video from Mercer Field in West Virginia. Jessie noted the tail number of my plane, went to a website, and accessed the flight plan. Then he drove to the airport where I’d be returning, and presented me with a family tree that goes all the way back to the 1600’s. Extraordinary. And fascinating.
It was by any measure, better than a bouquet.
PS You mentioned you were going to order a copy of my mother's book. Don't. I have your business card, and will send one to your address.
A picture of William Livingston, the first governor of New Jersey (1776-1790) Livingston was a very popular and influential figure within the stare of New Jersey. So much so that he served 13 terms and only stopped because of his death. Livingston was one of the 4 federalists to govern NJ. #NJHistory
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Shall I do more History posts on the state of NJ? I got this idea from @empireofjapanball and how she posted Japanese history and culture for a while.
New episode up with Matthew Montelione. His Spirit Guild comic brings the cosmic spirit animal action to Revolutionary War Long Island! #indiecomics#mastic#americanrevolution @spiritguild @evilkatcomix
Entrance to Stony Point State Park, site of a midnight assault by American Corps of Light Infantry led by Brigadier General "Mad" Anthony Wayne on July 15/16 1779 using the bayonets on their unloaded muskets to maintain silence and surprise the enemy. They succeeded in capturing the fort and the majority of its soldiers in under an hour in what would be one off the final battles in the northern part of the war. "The fort's our own!" 2/3 Re-enactment tents
4- Cannon outside the museum (Touch not ye cannon)
5- Cannons inside the museum (not my picture)
6- Map of the assault (not my picture either)
7- Also, the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River
So another three sketches that I did. The girl is the first concept art that I'm replacing my interpretation of Lady Augusta. But I have not given the girl a name. I have not drawn her brother yet, but she is a year older than Elizabeth and a few years younger than her brother Marvin, who is in his early twenties and is in the British army. I will explain more of him when I draw him.
Also, I finally Drew George Washington! He, along with Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, will pay here as historical influences in the book. George and John have similarities like almost having the same red hair ( George has reddish brown and John has brighter red hair), are tall, and love horseback riding. Although George breeds pigs and wheat, Jonathan is a Tailor's Apprentice and dressmaker professional in training.
There is always a rumor in the Town of Belcrest ( a fictional town in Virginia and where John lives). One of them is that George might be related to John or that he might be his father. Truth? No. At first, John Met George as a three-year-old in his barn, and George grew kind of attached to the boy like a student. But after a small incident that involved John almost getting eaten alive by a puma during horseback training at the age of 8 and a scolding from Sam (John's guardian), he and John don't get in contact much as they did for 10 years.
Suddenly, just after trying to return her coin purse to Martha Washington (George's Wife,), John finds himself saving his life to rescuing her and getting kidnapped himself by mysterious claimed assassins. Luckily, George along with Achilles "Achy" Dunn (Elizabeth's father) and a few others form a rescue party to find him. George was the first one to find him and saves John's life, improving more of their friendship to be more kinda father and son like.
Historical people belong to themselves. I only own my OCS.
This is the spot in St. John's Church in Richmond where Patrick Henry delivered the most famous speech of his career, "Liberty or Death." Henry was an accomplished orator and lawyer who played an important part in launching the American Revolution in England's largest American colony. http://ow.ly/sRb830kX1Yo
From @taraross1787 - On this day in #1776 , #GeorgeWashington refuses to accept a letter from British Admiral Richard Howe, who was attempting to contact Washington without using his military title. Of course, what he REALLY meant is that he did not accept the legitimacy of the #American cause! Washington’s #army was then on #LongIsland and in #Manhattan , preparing to defend #NYC from the British. Then a surprising thing happened. On July 14, a British lieutenant came across the harbor under a flag of truce. He told Joseph Reed (a trusted officer) that he had a letter for “Mr. Washington.” Reed responded that “we have no person in our army with that address.” The lieutenant asked by what title Washington should be addressed. “You are sensible, sir,” Reed responded, “of the rank of General Washington in our army.” A few days later, the episode was repeated. This time, the letter was addressed to “George Washington, Esq., etc., etc.” Again, it was refused. The next day, a different officer came over and asked if “General Washington” would accept a visit from an adjutant general to Gen. William Howe. Col. James Paterson met Washington on July 20. Can you believe that Paterson presented the SAME letter? Washington pointedly refused it. Paterson claimed the address “with the Addition of &c. &c. &c.—implied every thing that ought to follow.” Washington retorted that “the &c. &c. &c. implied every thing & they also implied any thing.” Knox later wrote that Paterson looked “awe-struck, as if he was before something supernatural.” Washington had been dignified, even as he sent a message to the British. The American fight for #freedom was not going away any time soon. FULL STORY: TaraRoss.com #TDIH#AmericanHistory#history#liberty#throwback#revolution#AmericanRevolution#classicalconversations#nyhistory#historybuff#sharethehistory - #regrann