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

Exclusive–O’Donnell: Bunker Hill: The Man Worth 500 Men

Two hundred and forty-six years ago this week, in one of America’s most sacred battles, hundreds of American patriots fought and died for their yet-to-be-born country. America suffered many losses in the Battle of Bunker Hill, but one of the greatest was the life of Patriot leader, Doctor Joseph Warren. 

Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull