December 16th, 1773 | The Boston Tea Party

December 16th, 1773 | The Boston Tea Party

If you are an American, you’ve heard of this one; in fact, at this point, you may well be standing up and saluting the flag; national pride swelling out your chest like General Patton himself. But what really went on here and why did an angry mob of Americans dressed...
August 6th, 1777 | The Battle of Oriskany

August 6th, 1777 | The Battle of Oriskany

Fun fact: I often forget that the American War of Independence occurred before the golden era of Napoleonic Battles. Way back in 1777, there was a guy called “Herkimer.” He hailed from a Palatinate German community in the Mohawk River Valley of New York, a tranquil...