Author Archives: Jane Hampton Cook

About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

Dec. 1776. “I am going into the Jerseys

Dec. 1776. “I am going into the Jerseys for the salvation of America,” American Gen. Charles Lee proclaimed rashly proclaims. Seeking George Washington’s job and glory for himself, Lee stalls his half of the Continental Army in New Jersey and … Continue reading

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Nov. 29, 1776, On this day Samuel Adams

Nov. 29, 1776, On this day Samuel Adams notifies his wife Betsy that he is on the king’s most-wanted list. “I am told that Lord Howe has lately issued a proclamation offering a general pardon with the exception of only … Continue reading

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On this day Nov. 28, 1776 British Genera

On this day Nov. 28, 1776 British General Charles Cornwallis and his army take Newark, New Jersey, and pursue George Washington and his army to New Brunswick. “However, we were lucky enough to gain the bridge before them; by which … Continue reading

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Nov. 21, 1776, Retreating from NY. “Sir

Nov. 21, 1776, Retreating from NY. “Sir, I have this Moment arrived at this place,” George Washington writes the governor of New York from the Aquackinack bridge. Washington is in a place he never wanted to be–on the run with … Continue reading

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11-16-1776 “The misfortune of losing For

11-16-1776 “The misfortune of losing Fort Washington, with between two and three thousand men, will reach you before this, if it has not already,” Nathanael Greene writes to Henry Knox about the devastating loss of Fort Washington in NY. Greene … Continue reading

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Fall 1776 Nathanael Greene convinces Geo

Fall 1776 Nathanael Greene convinces George Washington that a contingent can hold Fort Washington, NY #TBT http://ow.ly/i/eETgC

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Fall 1776. George Washington moves most

Fall 1776. George Washington moves most of his army to White Plains, New York #TBT Throwback Thursday http://ow.ly/i/eET4n

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