This Week in History: the Fighting Chaplain, Thanksgiving, & the Marines

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, November 24 On this day in 1781, the “Fighting Chaplain” is killed. Rev. James Caldwell had long been a thorn in the side of the British. When the Revolution began, he was a […]

This Week in History: Gettysburg Address, Battle of Blackstock’s, and JFK

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, November 17 On this day in 1783, Samuel Swartwout is born in New York. He is best known for his role in the Swartwout-Hoyt scandal. Andrew Jackson appointed Swartwout as customs collector for […]

This Week in History: Ellis Island, Attack on Quebec, Battle of Fort Washington

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, November 10 Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps! On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution requiring that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” to support the recently […]

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