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It was the last summer of the Revolution. George Washington rode through the Mohawk Valley, visiting battle sites and personally thanking his troops for their valor and patriotism. Eight years of brutal warfare had destroyed much of the idyllic farmland and forest that these men called home, and diseases like smallpox had claimed almost as many American lives as the Redcoats. Once Washington finished his rounds, the surviving minutemen disbanded and began to rebuild their lives. Bloody battlegrounds slowly transformed into scenic pastures, and relics of the War disappeared under autumn foliage or were stored away in colonial homes.
The remarkable history surrounding these battles and the colonists who gave their lives for our liberty deserve to be remembered. Present-day patriots, we want you to get involved! Whether you’re lucky enough to have a Revolutionary War era bayonet in your basement or just visited Fort Stanwix and snapped some neat photos, share your memorabilia with us at #RevWarWednesday or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll post your photos in a gallery on this site. Anything related to the Revolution goes—historical photographs, reenactments, a family visit to Oriskany Battlefield, even your Daughters of the American Revolution pin. We want to see what you’ve got, and so do your fellow history fans!
Washington didn’t have Instagram. What’s your excuse?