American independence

Explore the history and significance of American independence. Learn about the brave individuals and pivotal events that shaped the United States into the nation it is today.

Welcome to the Office of Military Commissions. Military Commissions are run by the Department of Defense through the work of five organizations to achieve the overarching goal of a just resolution to all commissions cases. A military commission is a military court of law traditionally used to try law of war and other offenses. An alien unprivileged enemy belligerent who has engaged in hostilities, or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States, its…

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The James McMichael Journal, June 11, 1777–September 11, 1777 History, Art, American History, Fine Art, Military Art, Howard Pyle, Illustrations, American Painting, Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a five-part series. Part one. Part two. The portion of James McMichael’s journal covering June 11 through September 11, 1777,[1] finds our hero with his bride Susanna whom he had left to see on May 31. McMichael did not return to duty until June 13. While the army […]

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