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

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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Fall 1776. British control New York. Bri

Fall 1776. British control New York. British Gen. William Howe earns knighthood for his successes. #TBT http://ow.ly/i/eESHj

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10-16-1776 New York City is lost to the

10-16-1776 New York City is lost to the British. George Washington orders a retreat from Manhattan on this day 1776 http://ow.ly/i/eESzv

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Fall 1776. Knox’s Vision for West Point

Fall 1776. Knox’s Vision for West Point. “The General [Washington] is as worthy a man as breathes, but he cannot do everything nor be everywhere. He [lacks] good assistants. There is a radical evil in our army—the lack of officers. … Continue reading

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My Oct. 14 Surgery and Secret Stalker – Chiari Malformation

My Secret Battle of with Chiari Malformation, a Health Stalker Continue reading

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In the fall of 1776, Washington worries

In the fall of 1776, Washington worries that independence might be lost without a well-trained Continental Army. #TBT Throwback Thursday revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eEQGo

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Fall of 1776. Following the battles of H

Fall of 1776. Following the battles of Harlem Heights and Long Island, George Washington shifts his strategy. “The war should be defensive . . . we should, on all occasions, avoid a general action, nor put any thing to the … Continue reading

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