Who was John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg?

Who was John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg?

Hey Little Buddies! Who was John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg? John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg was a Lutheran pastor when the Revolutionary War began. He had much earlier made up his mind that if war came, he would throw in his lot with the Americans over the British. On...
Hand of Providence at Dorchester Heights

Hand of Providence at Dorchester Heights

Hand of Providence at Dorchester Heights a history story with uncle rick On the night of March 4, the batteries opened up again. While they distracted the enemy, 2,000 American troops marched up Dorchester Heights hauling cannons and equipment. They placed hay bales...

The Courageous Ride of Sybil Ludington

The Courageous Ride of Sybil Ludington – A History Story with Uncle Rick It was April 26, 1777. The sun was going down behind the clouds and the gathering darkness turned the distant trees into shapeless forms of shadow. The Ludington family was preparing to...
A Tidbit from History

A Tidbit from History

When Roger Sherman came to the Continental Congress from Connecticut, he did not present a very impressive figure. He had a thick New England accent and often gestured energetically with his hands as he spoke.  But it wasn’t long before he earned the respect of...
Nightshirts in the Cornfield

Nightshirts in the Cornfield

It was the evening of the 18th of April, 1775. Elbridge Gerry, a member of the Continental Congress from Massachusetts was staying overnight in a house near Menotomoy with his friend, Colonel Orne. There had been a meeting of a Congressional committee that day in...