Heartfelt History Articles 2018-04-29T08:47:46+00:00

Great Quotes By Abraham Lincoln That Are Perpetually Relevant

"My advice, then, under such circumstances, is to keep cool. If the great American people will only keep their temper on both sides of the line, the trouble will come to an end.”         "What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty [...]

By | July 26th, 2020|

Ten Vintage Views of Americans and their Motorcycles

via Library of Congress, no known restrictions  Mrs. Sally Halterman, the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia - September, 1937       via Library of Congress, no known restrictions Men on Motorcycles, Summer of 1922 [...]

By | August 25th, 2019|

Eight Great Images of Native American Chiefs

  via Wikimedia Commons, public domain Chief Washakie of the Shoshone tribe holding a pipe   via New York Public Library Digital Collections, public domain Chief Joseph, leader of the Nez Perce - Native American warrior and statesman by Edward S. Curtis c. 1903       [...]

By | August 18th, 2019|

Eight thought-provoking images taken during the time of The American Civil War

via Wikimedia Commons, public domain A delegation of Native Americans on the grounds of The White House in Washington, D.C.         via Wikimedia Commons, public domain A very young unidentified soldier in Confederate infantry uniform     via Wikimedia Commons, public domain [...]

By | August 11th, 2019|

Eight Great Scenes of the Old American West

    A Cheyenne chief's horse reaches for a drink of water in this Edward Curtis photo titled "The Valley of The Rosebud" via Library of Congress (1905)   In this breathtaking painting titled "Emigrants Crossing the Plains" Albert Bierstadt captures sunlight shining through a grove of [...]

By | July 21st, 2019|

Unforgettable Images of Old Glory during WWII

From the time of Betsy Ross to this very day the symbol of our great nation, Old Glory has been there.  In the early 1940s she hung behind a President who fearlessly addressed his citizens after the dastardly attack on Pearl Harbor. She flew on our battleships as they sailed [...]

By | July 13th, 2019|

Life of William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison c. 1813 by Rembrandt Peale, public domain via Wikimedia Commons "On the banks of the James River, in Charles City county, Virginia, is a plain mansion, around which is spread the beautiful estate of Berkeley, the birthplace of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, [...]

By | February 9th, 2019|

Benjamin Franklin’s journey to Philadelphia at 17

On January 17th, 1706 Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. When he was 17 he traveled to New York and on to Philadelphia, but his journey wasn’t easy. “Franklin arrived in New York in October, 1723, without money or letters, and at the inexperienced age of 17. He failed [...]

By | February 3rd, 2019|

Andrew Jackson’s Presence of Mind

“Boys, big enough to carry muskets, incurred the dangers of men. Robert and Andrew Jackson had their guns and their horses, and were almost always in company with some armed party of their kindred and neighbors. Men could not sleep unguarded in their own houses, without danger of being surprised [...]

By | February 3rd, 2019|

The World’s Longest Covered Bridge That Was Burned During The Civil War

The following article appeared in Harper's Weekly on July 18th, 1863 "On Sunday, the 29th of June, 1863 it was reported that the Confederates were on the turnpike road from York to Columbia Pennsylvania (twelve miles), and were four miles from Wrightsville, at the west end of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge; but as there [...]

By | August 6th, 2017|

Hero Tales From American History – The Storming of Stony Point

  The Storming of Stony Point by Theodore Roosevelt   http://ia800302.us.archive.org/9/items/hero_tales_from_american_history_dl_0905_librivox/herotales_07_lodgeroosevelt.mp3   In their ragged regimentals Stood the old Continentals, Yielding not, When the grenadiers were lunging, And like hail fell the plunging Cannon-shot; When the files Of the isles From the smoky night encampment bore the banner of the [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|

Hero Tales From American History – Kings Mountain

  Kings Mountain by Theodore Roosevelt   http://ia800302.us.archive.org/9/items/hero_tales_from_american_history_dl_0905_librivox/herotales_06_lodgeroosevelt.mp3   Our fortress is the good greenwood, Our tent the cypress tree; We know the forest round us As seamen know the sea. We know its walls of thorny vines, Its glades of reedy grass, Its safe and silent islands Within the [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|

Hero Tales From American History – Bennington

  Bennington by Henry Cabot Lodge     http://ia800302.us.archive.org/9/items/hero_tales_from_american_history_dl_0905_librivox/herotales_05_lodgeroosevelt.mp3   We are but warriors for the working-day; Our gayness and our guilt are all besmirch'd With rainy marching in the painful field; There 's not a piece of feather in our host (Good argument, I hope, we shall not fly), [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|

Hero Tales From American History – The Battle of Trenton

  THE BATTLE OF TRENTON by Henry Cabot Lodge   http://ia800302.us.archive.org/9/items/hero_tales_from_american_history_dl_0905_librivox/herotales_04_lodgeroosevelt.mp3 And such they are — and such they will be found: Not so Leonidas and Washington, Their every battle-field is holy ground Which breathes of nations saved, not worlds undone. How sweetly on the ear such echoes sound I [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|