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The untold story of how the heroic Irish won the American Revolution

“Quite simply, without the disproportionate and significant contributions of the Irish on all levels (political, military, and economic), America would not have won its struggle for independence.  In consequence, the Irish odyssey during the American Revolution is one of the … Continue reading

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Washington’s Masterstroke Against the British on 3 Jan. 1777

At year’s end in 1776, George Washington was motivated to strike again against British positions in New Jersey. He had surprised his opponents at Trenton on December 26 and in the following days hoped to build on that momentum.  On … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 1776—Washington Crosses the Delaware

Washington Crossing the Delaware On Christmas 1775, Washington and his troops crossed the icy Delaware River, to surprise the British troops and their Hessian  feudal  mercenaries, who were hung over or passed out from their Christmas Eve revels. Many in … Continue reading

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