Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Another History Lesson

Rabble in Arms – The Battlefields for Independence

The battles for American independence began more than a year before the historic vote of the Colonies to declare independence from Britain. The British Army, along with their Navy and Marines had occupied Boston since 1768. The following are the battles fought before and after America actually had an official Army, rather than the magnificent “rabble” who accomplished so much, with so little. Below is the flavor of some of the most important battlefields.
Thanks to Hiswiserangel for the link.


Anonymous said...

Good list, you might consider 'rebellious' activity even further back - like the Allegheny Uprising (around 1757 or thereabouts). Yes, there was a movie made with that title (that was more or less based on fact). The point is that there were already seeds being sown well before the events you listed. And don't forget the Boston Tea Party. ;-)

Old history buff sends......

thepraiseoffolly said...

Well, we're all terrorists now: