This Day in History: The British raid Prudence Island, Rhode Island

On this day in 1776, Americans rebuff British forces who are raiding Prudence Island, in the colony of Rhode Island. The British wanted to steal some sheep and other supplies. But the colonists would have none of THAT! Information on this raid is scarce! On a personal note, it can sometimes be easier to leave […]

This Day in History: A Hero of Princeton passes away

On this day in 1777, Brigadier General Hugh Mercer dies from the wounds that he received at the Battle of Princeton. Do you remember him from the January 3 history post? He was the American officer who refused to surrender, even when he was surrounded by British soldiers. Mercer was born in Scotland. Much of […]

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