Hey little buddies,
I want to tell you all about where Miss Marilyn (my wife) and I went recently. We made a trip to Yorktown, VA which is about 3 hours from our home. Yorktown is credited for being the final battle of the War of Independence. This is where Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington. We saw so many things that I might have to write to you a few times about all that we saw. When we first arrived, we went to the American Revolution Museum.
George Washington Statue

Out front is a sitting statue of George Washington. That’s me and him!


I’m going to list some of the things we saw in the museum:
  • The portable writing desk of partisan ranger Francis Marion- The actual one he carried around with him and used. It was so exciting to see the real thing. If you don’t know about Francis Marion, be sure to check out Uncle Rick Reads Marion’s Men. He had so many exciting adventures and helped to win the War of Independence in the south.
  • Layfayette’s actual pistols!!! (If you don’t know who Layfayette was, you’ll want to listen to Uncle Rick Reads the True Story of Layfayette). He was a brave young Frenchman who left the comforts of his home in France to help us fight for our freedom from England. He was a personal friend of George Washington and actually named one of his children after him. He was present at the Battle of Yorktown! Imagine seeing pistols that he actually carried with him!!!

Lafayette's Pistols

  • Layfayette’s actual pistols!!! (If you don’t know who Layfayette was, you’ll want to listen to Uncle Rick Reads the True Story of Layfayette). He was a brave young Frenchman who left the comforts of his home in France to help us fight for our freedom from England. He was a personal friend of George Washington and actually named one of his children after him. He was present at the Battle of Yorktown! Imagine seeing pistols that he actually carried with him!!!

Lafayette's Pistols

  • Cannon- Look at the cannon and the size of the cannonballs! This was a reproduction of the cannons used at Yorktown.

Cannonballs

  • One more thing to show you today- the carved powder horn. Men would carve their names on their powderhorns. The powder horn held powder they needed for their guns.

Powderhorn

There was so much more to see that I can’t fit it all into this one email. So, be watching for Part 2 for more pictures from Yorktown!

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