Martha and Abigail: Habits of Friendship…

Originally posted on Presidential History Blog:
Martha Washington and Abigail Adams are arguably the most prominent women of the last quarter of the 18th century. An Unlikely Friendship The likelihood that Martha Washington (1731-1802) would even meet Abigail Adams (1744-1818) would have been considered remote in 1770. The distances alone were prohibitive. It could take…

Monmouth Monday: Centennial of the Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1878

Originally posted on Emerging Revolutionary War Era:
June 28, 1878, marked the centennial of the battle of Monmouth, and the anniversary did not pass without commemoration in the town of Freehold, New Jersey, the original location of Monmouth Courthouse. Local newspapers reported that over 20,000 people attended the various ceremonies, orations, and performances that were…

Potsdam Conference conclusion

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Potsdam Conference, July-August 1945. President Harry S. Truman introducing his driver, Private First Class Warren E. Baker to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, both from the same home town. President Truman had been inspecting the 3Rd Armored Division near Frankfurt, Germany. Photographed by CPhoM William Belknap Jr., released July…