Photograph of General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson
Accidentally shot by his own troops following the Battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Robert E. Lee’s “right arm”, died of complications from his injury on May 10, 1863.
Ethan Allen and his Vermont militia, the Green Mountain Boys, accompanied by Benedict Arnold, captured Fort Ticonderoga in New York from its small British garrison on May 10, 1775, in the second major engagement of the American Revolution.
A plan of Fort Ticonderoga in July 1758 during the Seven Years War. (111-SC-94756)
Controlling the southern end of Lake Champlain, the fort had been a strategic linchpin during the earlier French and Indian Wars but had later fallen into disrepair. However, the artillery pieces captured with the fort would prove key months later, when they were removed and used to break the siege of Boston, liberating it from British occupation.
Now a reconstructed museum, Fort Ticonderoga existed only as ruins in the years following the war. Read more about the fort and a would-be veteran in the compelling A Soldier of the Revolution; Or, Will the Real Isaac Rice Please Stand Up from the National Archives’ Prologue Magazine.
(Ed. note - visited Fort Ti this past summer, along with the “jr. curator.” -D)
F___ the British! Vermont and America forever!
The Infinite Corpse is an online collaborative comic that is open to everyone in the world who makes or wants to make comics.. Each new artist is asked to follow another artists 3 panels with their own 3 panels. Each artist is allowed to take the comic anywhere they want,(a few seconds forward, a million years in the future, 20 years in the past, etc.) as long as they follow the 7 simple rules…It has no beginning and it has no end. There is no right way to start reading… so please, dive in anywhere.
Really cool site. Infinite, as opposed to exquisite.
Totes submitting my own—to my tumblr. Now.