Mark I. Kirkmeyer

AMERICAN REVOLUTION THROUGH POST-VIETNAM EYES

Washington at the Battle of Princeton 1777
Washington at the Battle of Princeton 1777: In one of the pivotal moments of the Revolution, on January 3, 1777 when the cause of the patriots hung by a thread at the town of Princeton, New Jersey, Gen. George Washington proved once more to be the savior of the cause. Encountering a British brigade led by Col. Mawhood outside of Princeton, the patriot vanguard was forced back by a charge lead by the 17th Regiment of Foot. At the height of the fighting Washington with his staff galloped onto the field and rallied the retreating troops of Mercer’s and Cadwalader’s Brigades.
April 19th, 1775
The City of Lexington
Fell to British troops
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

June 16th, 1775
Breed’s Hill
Fell to British troops
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

December 31st, 1775
Battle of Quebec
Montgomery and Arnold fell
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

August 24th, 1776
Long Island, New York
Washington Retreats
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

November 17th, 1776
Fort Washington, New York
Fell to British troops
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

Late 1777
Fort Ticonderoga
Fell to British troops
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

December 1777
Valley Forge
Soldiers freeze
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

December 1778
Savannah and Augusta
Captured by British troops
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

December 1779
Ashley River
British land troops
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

April 1st, 1780
Charleston, South Carolina
Under Siege
Better give up
Kiss George’s boots

How did we ever survive?
How did we ever thrive?
No government hand outs
No politically correct drool
Judged by actions survive