Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
General Washington’s Farewell December 4, 1783 Just over a week after Washington made his triumphant march through New York City (Evauation Day) it was time for him to leave. Before setting out on his trip home to Mount Vernon, Virginia he had one last meeting with his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City… read more →
A Walk Through St. Paul’s & Trinity Church Graveyards I’ve always loved walking through old graveyards. Since I was a teenager I’ve been intrigued by the inscriptions and pictures on the stones. When I started researching the Revolutionary War here in New York City, St. Paul’s and Trinity Graveyards were regular stops for me. I’d.. read more →
18th Century Women’s Novels – What Were the Ladies Reading? (Some Really Good Stuff!) New York Society Library records show that both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr checked out books that were considered women’s novels! Why? Maybe they liked them, or maybe it was a good way to brush up on conversation for social functions… read more →
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 →
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