Category Archives: HISTORICAL

Battle of Brier Creek

Written on August 22, 2017 at 11:18 am, by

The Battle of Brier Creek was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on March 3, 1779 near the confluence of Brier Creek with the Savannah River in eastern Georgia. A Patriot force consisting principally of militia from North Carolina and Georgia was surprised, suffering significant casualties. The battle occurred only a few weeks after a […]

Jay’s Treaty

Written on August 15, 2017 at 11:25 am, by

Jay’s Treaty with Great Britain was signed by President George Washington on August 18, 1795, four days after being approved by a two-thirds majority in Congress. The treaty, written and negotiated by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, was an attempt to diffuse the tensions between England and the United States that had arisen since […]

President Eisenhower

Written on August 8, 2017 at 10:16 am, by

David Dwight Eisenhower was born October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas, the third  of seven boys. He was the son of David and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. All of the boys were called “Ike”, such as “Big Ike ”and Little Ike”, the nickname was intended as an abbreviation of their last name. By World War […]

Washington’s Retirement

Written on August 1, 2017 at 10:00 am, by

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington settled into the life of a planter and host at the family estate, Mount Vernon, in Virginia. The estate, once known as Epsewasson, had been in the family since the seventeenth century. Washington had first leased the property from his widowed sister-in-law in 1754 and then inherited it when […]

Written on July 24, 2017 at 11:45 am, by

The 1830s brought a time of religious conflict to Missouri when western counties swelled with Mormon migration. In 1831, the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, received a revelation from God identifying Jackson County as the location of Christ’s return. In obedience to God’s word the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (as the church later […]

Neil Armstrong

Written on July 18, 2017 at 9:05 am, by

American astronaut Neil Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, by becoming the first human to walk on the moon. Armstrong was the commander of the spacecraft Apollo 11, with crew members Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The space program was a priority for President John F. Kennedy, who was anxious to surpass […]

Battle of Kittle Creek

Written on July 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm, by

The Battle of Kittle Creek (February 14, 1779) was a major encounter in the back country of Georgia during the Revolutionary War. It was fought in Wilkes County about eight miles from the present day Washington, Georgia. A militia force of Patriot decisively defeated and scattered a Loyalist militia force that was on its way […]

Declaration of Independence

Written on July 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm, by

On July 4, 1776, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, members of the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, to end British rule of the colonies. There was little ceremony about the signing. Fifty-one of the fifty-six delegates to the Congress were present to sign the document that severed the ties between Great Britain and […]

Sybil Ludington

Written on June 27, 2017 at 10:00 am, by

Sybil Ludington was the eldest of 12 children. Her father, Colonel Ludington, had served in the French and Indian War. As a militia operator in Patterson,, NY, he was a community leader, and  he volunteered to serve as the local militia commander as war with the British loomed. When he received word late in April […]

Pinkerton National Detective Agency

Written on June 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm, by

The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was established in 1850 in Chicago by Allan Pinkerton. He was born August 25, 1819 in Glasgow, Scotland and came to the United States in 1842. He settled near Chicago and went to work making barrels at a brewery.  In 1847, Pinkerton joined the Chicago Police Department after accidentally helping […]