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  • Kit Wennersten
    Retired Marysville cop, Vietnam vet on x-country fundraiser
    A retired Marysville police officer and Vietnam combat veteran who also is a licensed federal firearms dealer will leave this Saturday from Astoria, Ore., on a cross-country “Ride Across America” to support wounded veterans.Kit...
  • Victory Monument, Yorktown, VA
    God's Providence Allowed Americans to Snatch Victory Out of the Jaws of Defeat
    In 1781 the newly formed United States of America learned that it is through the providence of God that you could snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat. In January 1781 the picture was quite bleak for the American cause. The Continental dollar...
  • The Surrender of Yorktown
    Cornwallis' surrender: The beginning of the end of the American Revolution
    In Boston, focus is placed on the beginning of the American Revolution in terms of the history of the Revolutionary War. After all, Boston is essentially where the war began and where it continued for the following year via a siege on the city and...
  • Drewry's Bluff
    Battle of Drewry's Bluff: Part 2
    Time was running out for Richmond, and Jefferson Davis was concerned. He would not leave the city undefended. A show of weakness on his part would have been bad for morale. He sent word to Augustus Drewry to blockade the river at the bluffs...
  • Emancipation Act
    This week in the Civil War: April 15 - 21, 1862
    Lincoln frees slaves in the District of Columbia.One hundred fifty years ago this week, President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, effectively abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia.The law he signed on April 16,1862 not...
  • Intrepid
    This week in the Civil War: April 8 - 14, 1862
    One hundred fifty years ago this week, both sides marked the one-year anniversary of the war's beginning.On April 12, 1861, the first shots of the war were fired at Fort Sumter, in South Carolina. Two days later, southerners in Charleston...
  • Jefferson's Monticello
    historic Virginia
    One of the best attractions in Virginia would be Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate, just outside of Charlottesville. Beautifully restored and sited on a hilltop overlooking the town, this is a wonderful place to visit. Tour the house,...
  • Battle of Saratoga
    Winds of war change directions
    Considered by historians to be one of the greatest battles fought during the American Revolution, the Battle of Saratoga served to encourage the French to join in the conflict and turned the war in favor of the colonists. Though referred to in the...
  • Patriots Point
    Patriots Point offering free admission
    On January 8 and 9, Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant will be offering free admission to the public. There, you can tour the USS Yorktown, an Essex aircraft carrier.The vessel is the nation’s most decorated aircraft carrier to survive...
  • Battle of Guilford Courthouse
    A pyrrhic British victory: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
    Nearing the end of the American Revolutionary War, in March, 1781, British General Lord Cornwallis and American Patriot, Nathanael Greene, squared off in Greensboro in a battle that led, within a few months to the end of the War.Cornwallis had...
  • Montdomaine's juice
    Virginia wines celebrated: Yorktown's annual wine festival was a hit!
    Our celebration of the Virginia grape harvest continued at Saturday's annual Yorktown Wine Festival on the Riverfront. Ticket sales went to benefit the Yorktown Fife & Drums.Glass at the ready, thousands of people from near and far visited...
  • Mmmm...
    Sunny and 70 for the Yorktown Wine Festival, Oct 2nd 12n til 6pm
    The weather will have passed by the time the Fife and Drums warm up Saturday afternoon for the Yorktown Wine Festival's "Best of Virginia at the Riverfront" annual celebration kick-off. Thousands are expected to sample the goodness...
  • Spirit of Bermuda from http://www.bermudasloop.org/The%20Ship/statistics.html.
    Spirit of Bermuda and Kalmar Nyckel to dock at Yorktown
    The 112’ schooner the Spirit of Bermuda will visit historic Yorktown Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11, and dock at the Riverwalk Landing piers, located on Water Street in Historic Yorktown. The Spirit of Bermuda is bringing students...
  • The Kalmar Nyckel at Yorktown.
    Set sail from Yorktown on the Kalmar Nyckel
    The Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware, will visit historic Yorktown Thursday, July 15, through Sunday, July 18, 2010. The ship will dock at the Riverwalk Landing piers, located on Water Street in Historic Yorktown. While docked in Yorktown, the...
  • Monticello, from the Library of Congress collection.
    Author of new book on Jefferson to speak at Yorktown Victory Center
    Michael Kranish, author of the recently published Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War, will speak on the subject of his new book at the Yorktown Victory Center at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 26. A book signing will follow the free public...