What was the American War of Independence (1775-1783)?

Introduction The American Revolutionary War (19 April 1775 to 03 September 1783), also known as the American War of Independence or the Revolutionary War, was initiated by delegates from the thirteen American colonies in Congress against Great Britain over their objection to Parliament’s taxation policies and lack of colonial representation. From their founding in the… Read More


What was the Noble Train of Artillery (1775-1776)?

Introduction The noble train of artillery, also known as the Knox Expedition, was an expedition led by Continental Army Colonel Henry Knox to transport heavy weaponry that had been captured at Fort Ticonderoga to the Continental Army camps outside Boston, Massachusetts during the winter of 1775 to 1776. Knox went to Ticonderoga in November 1775… Read More

What was the Battle of Wyoming (1778)?

Introduction The Battle of Wyoming (also known as the Wyoming Massacre) was an encounter during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) between American Patriots and Loyalists accompanied by Iroquois raiders which took place in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania on 03 July 1778, in Exeter and Wyoming, Pennsylvania. More than 300 Patriots were killed in the… Read More

What was the Cherry Valley Massacre (1778)?

Introduction The Cherry Valley massacre was an attack by British and Iroquois forces on a fort and the village of Cherry Valley in central New York on 11 November 1778, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). It has been described as one of the most horrific frontier massacres of the war. A mixed force of… Read More