George Washington

Exclusive–O’Donnell: American Thermopylae 1776

This elite unit of Marylanders, known as “Washington’s Immortals” or the “Bayonets of the Revolution” for their Thermopylae-like charge against a British stronghold, bought with their blood “an hour, more precious to American liberty than any other in its history.”

Battle of Long Island, 1858 Alonzo Chappel/Public Domain

Fitton: Happy Thanksgiving!

Each year I like to remind our supporters to recall what life was like for the Pilgrims who arrived on these shores in December of 1620.

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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