Patrick K. O'Donnell

Articles by Patrick K. O'Donnell

Patrick K. O’Donnell: Times that Try Men’s Souls

“These are the times that try men’s souls,” Paine wrote. “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

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Exclusive–O’Donnell: Washington’s Immortals: ‘The Bayonets of the Revolution’ Who Saved the Continental Army

Two hundred and forty-four years ago this week, “Gentleman of Honour, Family, and Fortune” made a Thermopylae-like stand that saved Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn.Two hundred and forty-four years ago this week, “Gentleman of Honour, Family, and Fortune” made a Thermopylae-like stand that saved Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn. Their attack that earned them the nickname “The Bayonets of The Revolution” may have also saved the month-old United States.

Battleoflongisland.jpg Washington’s Immortals Stand during the Battle of Brooklyn