Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
Who Was the Real Aaron Burr? (Not anything like what I learned!) My favorite song in Hamilton, the Musical is “The Room Where it Happened”. It tells the story of a meeting between Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton at Jefferson’s home. In the song Aaron Burr longs to be “in the room where it happened” and.. read more →
The Trostle Farm, Gettysburg, PA From our visit last week to the Gettysburg battlefield: The Trostle Farm. The first image shows dead horses from the second day of the battle. Behind the house and to the right you can see the barn that I photographed in the second picture. The last picture shows the hole.. read more →
Battle of Kip’s Bay September 15, 1776 – New York On August 29, 1776, Washington and the Continental forces successfully escaped General William Howe’s forces by crossing the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan during the night. Sure that Howe would be right behind him, the people of York Island (as NYC was then called).. read more →
The Battle of New York began August 22, 1776. It was one of the largest battles of the American Revolution and a key strategic battle for both sides. In 1776 all eyes in America, England and Europe were on the port city of New York. It wouldn’t end the way anyone expected! The Armies Arrive.. read more →
Bushnell Turtle The Bushnell Turtle was a one man submarine built in 1775 by David Bushnell. It was made of wood and egg shaped. Paddles on the outside were powered by bicycle pedals and portals allowed to pilot to see outside. The Turtle carried a detachable mine to use against the enemy! During the Summer.. read more →
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