Revolutionary War

Hello, my name is Adam Cooper. I am a survivor of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. My father died in the battle, and yet I survived. This is my blog, and I have decided to post my experiences of this war.

Last Journal.. (Resolution)

Journal; 

Today, I watched my father’s funeral. I realized I left my childhood behind, but Levi still has his. After the funeral, I went home. Ruth and many other people came over to prepare food. She was worried about the British, but I told her it was going to be okay. Then, she asked me if I loved her. I had to think for a while, but I said yes and so did she. I really have become a man… fighting in battles and falling in love. In just two days.

Journal… (Falling Action)

Journal;

We ambushed the British twice today. After shooting back and forth many times, we retreated, but they did not pursue. After regathering, we approached again under the cover of sharpshooters. We continued to ambush, and then retreat through the woods. On our way to set up another trap, we came across and defeated a British calvalry patrol. More men then continued to join us, and we successfully set another trap. I fell asleep during the commencement, unfortunately. I get to return to my family soon, thank the Lord.

Sincerely,

Adam

Journal, again… (Climax)

Journal;

I ran into the woods today. I ran into two British soldiers and almost got killed, but I escaped. After my escape, I encountered Solomon Chandler, who helped relieve my fear of losing my father. He also reassured me that I am not a coward for running away. The two of us met up with two militiamen who explained what happened in Lexington, and we were informed that the British took heavy casualties. We are planning an ambush on the retreating British. 

Sincerely,

Adam

Journal, once again… (Climax)

Journal;

I heard two British soldiers, outside my refuge, debating whether to burn down the smokehouse. They decided not to, thank the Lord. For now I am safe and sound. I plan to escape to the woods soon.

Sincerely,

Adam

Yet another excerpt.. (Climax)

Journal;

Father is dead. Dead. He was shot by a British soldier. He is dead. Instant death. Right before my eyes. I am terrified, more terrified than I though I could ever be. Right now, I am taking refuge in a smokehouse, praying to the Lord that I survive. It can’t be long before they find me. Dear God, my father is dead. Dead.

Sincerely,

Adam

Another excerpt… (Rising Action)

Journal;

Last night, Levi and I heard a midnight rider say the British was coming. I asked father if I could join the militia and, surprisingly, he agreed. Me and father discussed my relationship with Ruth during breakfast. Soon, I will be facing the British in the army. I am extremely nervous. I have so many questions: Will I survive? Will my father survive? Will we lose the battle? Wish me luck.

Sincerely,

Adam

Another excerpt from my journal… (Exposition)

Journal;

I whispered the incantation again today after pulling up water from the well and Levi saw me. He threatened to tell father, but did not do it. Mother scolded me for not spending enough time reading the Book of Lamentations. At dinner, father acknowledged the spell incident, saying that I was ignorant and not yet a man in his eyes. He also pointed out about the 125 year tradition of our family of rationalism, literacy, and intellectualism. Near the end of dinner, our cousin Joseph Simmons, a member of the Committee of Correspondence, came over. I failed to persuade my father to let me go to the Committee meeting. Later that night, I went and visited Ruth. I vented to her about my frustration with father. We kissed. I don’t know how it happened, but we kissed. I really do like her a lot. That is the end of it, really. I shall update some more tomorrow.

Sincerely, 

Adam

foundingfatherfest:

It’s Veterans Day, so I suppose it’s a good time for Revolutionary War themed posts.
Painting of…Washington and troops at Valley Forge. Or marching to Valley forge. Not sure of the exact title. By William B.T. Trego.

foundingfatherfest:

It’s Veterans Day, so I suppose it’s a good time for Revolutionary War themed posts.

Painting of…Washington and troops at Valley Forge. Or marching to Valley forge. Not sure of the exact title. By William B.T. Trego.

lsquare28:

Happy Evacuation Day! On this day, 228 years ago, the British military ended its occupation of New York City, when the final redcoats fired one last cannon shot at jeering crowds on Staten Island, and sailed out of New York harbor. The British had captured New York in the fall of 1776, after defeating George Washington in a series of battles in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Although forced to give up the City, Washington had managed to slip his Army past the British, keeping the Revolution alive. Now, 7 years later, Washington returned to New York City in triumph, leading the Continental Army back into lower Manhattan. For almost a century, the anniversary of this event was widely celebrated in the City. However, the increasing popularity of the Thanksgiving holiday, combined with a growing US-UK alliance, has seen the day all but forgotten.

lsquare28:

Happy Evacuation Day! On this day, 228 years ago, the British military ended its occupation of New York City, when the final redcoats fired one last cannon shot at jeering crowds on Staten Island, and sailed out of New York harbor. The British had captured New York in the fall of 1776, after defeating George Washington in a series of battles in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Although forced to give up the City, Washington had managed to slip his Army past the British, keeping the Revolution alive. Now, 7 years later, Washington returned to New York City in triumph, leading the Continental Army back into lower Manhattan. For almost a century, the anniversary of this event was widely celebrated in the City. However, the increasing popularity of the Thanksgiving holiday, combined with a growing US-UK alliance, has seen the day all but forgotten.