Topic: Military History

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American Dragoons

This image is a representation of several American dragoons, or mounted cavalrymen. Although the Continental Army ordered the creation of certain companies of dragoons, they were expensive to...
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American Riflemen

This image by a Polish-German engraver portrays two American riflemen during the American Revolution. In 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the creation of ten rifle companies. Europeans were...
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American Soldiers in Combat

This sketch portrays American soldiers in various fighting poses. The famous painter, John Singleton Copley, was born in the American colonies and spent his early career there. In...
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An Exact View of the Battle at Charlestown

This image shows the destruction of Charlestown, Massachusetts. During the battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775, inhabitants of the nearby town fired on British troops. The British...
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Battle at Bunker’s Hill

This image by John Trumbull depicts the death of General Joseph Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. When Trumbull met Thomas Jefferson in...
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British Soldier

This is an image of a regular British soldier. Dressing with strict precision, British soldiers looked nearly identical to one another in their scarlet coats. Their uniforms were...
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Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord

This image portrays the approach of British Regulars to Concord, Massachusetts. On the morning of April 19, 1775, the British sent troops to the town in order to...
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English Fleet

This is an image of the English fleet, or Royal Navy. Britain became the most powerful maritime power in the world during the eighteenth century. By building up...
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Fighting at the Hotel de Ville

This painting memorializes the revolution of July 1830 in Paris, which resulted in the creation of a constitutional monarchy. Another revolution established a republic in 1848; Louis Bonaparte...
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First formal Action between the Americans and English at Bunkers-Hill

This image, produced by a Polish-German artist, depicts the Battle of Bunker Hill in highly favorable terms for the Americans. On June 17, 1775, American citizen-soldiers clashed with...