Tag Archives: Revolutionary War

Joseph Warren: The forgotten founder

Kevin R. Loughlin Boston, Massachusetts, United States   Fig 1 The Leonard Zakim Bridge, Boston “If Warren had lived, Washington would have remained an obscurity.” -Peter Oliver, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court On June 17, a late spring New England morning, thousands of Bostonians will begin their day by traveling over the […]

Doctor Riker’s decision

Julie Gianakon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776 John Trumbull, 1756-1843 Yale University Art Gallery On the frigid Christmas night of 1776, Dr. John Riker was alarmed by the baying of dogs outside his New Jersey home. He went out into the darkness and discovered that the […]