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)

The Redcoats Are Coming

June 22, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

Reenactment at the 225th Anniversary of the Siege on Star Fort, South Carolina.

Historic Star Fort was located near the town of Ninety Six. It had been built by the British to protect early settlers in the area from Indian attacks. In 1775, it became the site of the first land battle of the Revolutionary War fought south of New England. Later, General Nathanael Greene and 1,000 of his troops laid siege to the star-shaped fort. Although he was unable to dislodge the 550 British Loyalists defending Star Fort, General Greene is credited with staging the longest siege of the Revolutionary War.

The image, muskets1.jpg, was originally uploaded by croftorama. It is posted here from Neddy's flickr favorites posted at "The Revolution Flickred".