Tag Archives: Revolutionary War

Lafayette – the Frenchman that Americans loved

The General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette was a key figure in American winning its independence. Lafayette blocked the escape route of the British ships at Yorktown, thus forcing Gen. Cornwallis to surrender to George Washington. Lafayette stands atop a marble … Continue reading

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Mount Vernon Battle Re-enactment Weekend

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Sons of Revolutionary War at Arlington National Cemetery

While Arlington National Cemetery didn’t open until 80 years after the Revolutionary War, there are 11 veterans interred there. Nine are in Section 1 in the cemetery’s rear near the Fort Meyer gate while Pierre L’Enfant and Hugh Auld are … Continue reading

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5+ Questions with Revolutionary War re-enactor Gary O’Brien

You’ve seen them wearing uniforms of so long ago. Sometimes patriots, sometimes opponents. After watching the First  Virginia Regiment as part of the Fourth of July festivities at Mount Vernon on a brutally hot afternoon, I wondered how and why … Continue reading

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