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Today is #PatriotsDay  commemorating the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The Library and Archives’ Patriot Paths online database uses Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that soldiers took before and after their service, .

The shot heard 'round the world: the opening salvos of the battles of Lexington and Concord - this day in 1775 - which began the American Revolutionary War

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Revolutionary War veteran Pvt. Ephraim Wheaton, buried in North Stockbridge Cemetery, will be honored with a plaque and roadside marker by the Sons of the American Revolution chapter that bears his name.

During the American Revolutionary War, Minutemen were armed civilian colonists. Nearly 250 years later, a Missouri State Senator wants to bring back that tradition. Thoughts?

Historian Andrew Carroll has collected more than 100,000 war letters. He has letters from American conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each of them tells a story that's even more poignant on Valentine's Day.

Historian Andrew Carroll has collected more than 100,000 war letters. He has letters from American conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (which now come in email form).

@yuanyi_z  -> Direct heir of the founder of Georgia. -> Leader of an important group of patriotic Americans during the revolutionary war (loyalists). -> Helped founding fathers from Ben Franklin to George Washington live the American Dream by commissioning them into British service.

His ancestor James McConnell emigrated from Co Down in the 1760s aged five and later fought in the American Revolutionary War

The U.S. Mint says the coin "depicts General Washington commanding his troops through the overnight crossing of the ice-choked Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War."

This Day, 1799: In this bed, 17 days before the 18th century ended, the greatest American of that century died: George Washington. First president, served 1789-97; Commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War (more)

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On this Veterans Day, we recognize the opening of the Native Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, which is the product of my first Senate Bill. Since the Revolutionary War, Native Hawaiians, American Indians, and Alaska Natives have put their lives on the line to serve.

Captain George Fishley, one of longest surviving American veterans of Revolutionary War, photographed shortly before death in 1850:

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Speaker Pelosi just compared impeachment to fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Why won’t she hold a House Floor Vote on it if there is so much consensus?

In 1777, during the Battle of Germantown in the American Revolutionary War, a ceasefire was called so that George Washington could return a British General's terrier that had wandered onto the battlefield.

Today we remember Polish-American & Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko. We are forever grateful to our great ally, Poland.

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Former CIA director John Brennan says that Trump's presidency is the third biggest crisis in American history, behind the Civil War and Revolutionary War

Former CIA director John Brennan says that Trump's presidency is the third biggest crisis in American history, behind the Civil War and Revolutionary War

Haiti’s US Ambassador Paul Altidor tells me Haiti’s government has formerly summoned a US official to explain Trump’s comments to Haiti’s officials. “Haitians fought along US soldiers in the revolutionary war and we continue to be great contributors to American society,” he said

Odd: “Patriots" derives from the American Revolutionary war against enemy England. Yet they proudly hail from “New” England.

On this day 241 years ago, the "shot heard around the world" is fired and the American Revolutionary War begins.

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