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The Failed Penobscot Expedition

The worst naval disaster in American history until the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941

On July 19, 1779, without consulting either political or military authorities, Massachusetts launched a 4,000-man naval expedition commanded by Commodore Dudley Saltonstall, Adjutant General Peleg Wadsworth, Brigadier General Solomon Lovell and Lieutenant Colonel Paul Revere.

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Declaration Of The Causes And Necessity Of Taking Up Arms

Written by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson

On July 6, 1775, the Second Continental Congress issued a pamphlet entitled "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms", which was written by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson. The declaration lists American grievances but denies any intent to be independent.

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The Olive Branch

Was signed by the several members of Congress and was an attempt to avoid an armed conflict

In this, another in the series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026, Jennifer Baker tells more about in 1775 the Second Continental Congress drafted an Olive Branch Petition to King George III.

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Not Everyone Was A Staunch Patriot

In this, another in the series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026, Jennifer Baker writes about SC Governor Edward Rutledge .

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England Gains a New Enemy

Bernardo Vicente de Gálvez y Madrid, 1st Count of Gálvez

In this, another in the series of articles from the SAR and DAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026, Jennifer Baker tells more about England gaining a new enemy.

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Precursor To A Future War

Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

Today we take a look at the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill. The LCHA, Catawba Valley Chapter of the SAR and the Jacob Forney Chapter of the DAR will host a weekend of remembrance events June 22-23.

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