Tag Archives: War of Independence

USA: South Carolina – War of Independence Tunnel Found


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a tunnel dating from the War of Independence in South Carolina, USA.

For more visit:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/revolutionary-war-tunnel-explored-at.html

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Article: Submarines in Early US History


The link below is to an article that looks at early submarines from the US War of independence and the Civil War.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/48600/short-history-revolutionary-and-civil-war-submarines


Article: US War of Independence – Spying in Jail


The link below is to an article that looks at some unlikely heroes in the US War of Independence – a group of men who acted as spies from their jail cells.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/132072


Today in History: 05 March 1770


USA: War of Independence – Boston Massacre

On this day in 1770, the Boston Massacre took place and became an important incident in the lead up to the American War of Independence. The massacre was really something of a ‘beat up,’ with five men being killed when British troops fired into a crowd that was harassing them and throwing objects at them.

Also of major interest in this incident, was the court case in the trial of the British troops, as  John Adams (second president of the USA) defended the British troops in their trial.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre

Also, a newspaper report:
http://www.archive.org/details/bostonmassacre00good


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