Thirteen Originals

July 27, 2006

The Thirteen Original Colonies ~ listed in geographical order, roughly from north to south, as follows:

  • New England:
  • Middle Colonies:
    • Province of New York, later New York and Vermont
    • Province of New Jersey, later New Jersey
    • Province of Pennsylvania, later Pennsylvania
    • Delaware Colony (before 1776, the Lower Counties on Delaware), later Delaware
  • Cheasapeake Colonies:
  • Southern Colonies:
    • Province of North Carolina, later North Carolina and Tennessee
    • Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina
    • Province of Georgia, later Georgia
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The Flame of Freedom

July 27, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

Yorktown, Virginia, where Independence was won, 19 October 1781.

The image, 1980 Olympic flame marker, is subject to copyright by jeffq. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.


British Soldier Graves

July 27, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

Minute Man Park, Lexington, Concord, Massachusetts

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
~~”The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

The image, Minute Man National Historical Park, is subject to copyright by zolee1. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool. (3)


Old North Bridge

July 25, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, Massachusetts

This most hallowed site, Old North Bridge of the 19th of April ’75, was restored in 2005. The original structure that reverberated with the famous “shot heard ’round the world” was built in 1760; now only one of a series of bridges that have spanned the river since the early 1630s until the present day. North Bridge Restoration Project

The image, Old North Bridge, was uploaded to Flickr by its owner, Ninox. It is posted here with permission by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.(10)


Castle William Circa 1634

July 24, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

FORT INDEPENDENCE, Boston Harbor began as a well fortified bastion named Castle William. Located on Castle Island since the early years of the Massachusetts colony, the fortification was rebuilt in 1644, and burned in 1673. A new fort of stone was then erected, which, preceding the American Revolution, provided shelter for the British. After the Revolution, the name was changed to Fort Adams. It was President Adams in 1799, who renamed the works as Fort Independence.

The image, 000_1555, was originally uploaded at Flickr by Real_Bostonian who owns its copyright and can be contacted at the previous link. The image is posted here with that owner’s permission by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool. (2)


Saint Michael’s Church

July 24, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

Saint Michael’s, organized in 1703, is the oldest Episcopal parish in the area of Trenton, New Jersey. After Washington’s Continental army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Eve of 1776, these church grounds were the site of much of the fighting during the Battle of Trenton that followed, as Britain’s Hessian mercenaries had stationed themselves and their artillery here. The church’s cemetery contains some notable graves including David Brearly, a signer of the U. S. Constitution, and the infant daughter of Joseph Bonaparte.

Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church is on the National Register of Historic Places (New Jersey’s Capital City, Mercer County, Capital District, Trenton, NJ, USA).

The image, Here Lies Our History, was originally uploaded at Flickr by As Seen Through Hazel Eyes who owns its copyright and can be contacted at the previous link. The image is posted here with that owner’s permission by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.(36)


Drummer Boy of Bunker Hill

July 24, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

Robert Steele, The Drummer Boy, At The Battle Of, Bunker Hill, June 17th, 1775.

His grave at Westwood, Massachusetts was decorated on Memorial Day 2006. “Maj. Robert Steele died June 22, 1833, aged 71 years. ~~ Lydia Steele his wife, born April 17, 1782, died Sept. 23, 1858, aged 76 years.” Major Steele did well, going from drummer boy to Major.

The image, Memorial Day 2006, was originally uploaded at Flickr by Paul Keleher who owns its copyright and can be contacted at the previous link. The image is posted here with that owner’s permission by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.(17)