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The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington’s Army

by Alison Leigh Cowan, July 2, 2019, the New York Times PHILADELPHIA — Hers has always been one of the more astonishing, if little-known, tales of the American Revolution: a woman who stitched herself a uniform, posed as a man and served at least 17 months in an elite unit of the Continental ...

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Are there any Sources that Confirm the place of birth of Revolutionary War heroine Deborah Sampson? Perhaps a pension application?

From: Melanie McComb, NEHGS Library, Genealogist According to Mayflower Families through Five Generations, vol. 22: William Bradford, compiled by Robert S. Wakefield, fasg, and Ann Smith Lainhart (2004), pp. 137–38, Deborah Sampson was born December 17, 1760, in Plympton, Massachusetts. This ...

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REFLECTION ON THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT AFTER 400 YEARS

by Robert J. Heinsohn* “……Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honor of our King and Country presents  together into a Civil Body Politic of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country a Voyage to plant the First Colony ...

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Marriage Pilgrim Style

By Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr. The 1627 Plimoth Plantation presented a recreation of a Pilgrim wedding ceremony on August 14, 2010. They chose to go back to the year 1623 when Governor William Bradford, whose wife Dorothy May had drowned shortly after the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620, married Eliza...

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After the First Thanksgiving

By Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr. The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth By Jennie A. Brownscombe (1850-1936) Ask "the man (or woman) on the street" what he (or she) knows about the Pilgrims, and you will probably be told that they (1) celebrated the First Thanksgiving with the Indians, (2) came to Ameri...

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