Battle of King's Mountain, MAJ Patrick Ferguson, British Army, mortally wounded by Patriot mountain men militia. The Patriots defeated the Regulars and Loyalist militia in a battle that turned the tide in the South and the Revolution.
Minutemen were members of teams from Massachusetts that were well-prepared militia companies of select men from the American colonial partisan militia during the American Revolutionary War. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name
I love this painting of George Washington http://pinterest.com/pin/24066179230806784 in prayer at Valley Forge during the American Revolutionary War. What a good example of an honorable leader who recognized his need to rely on a power greater than himself in the performance of his duty and defending the noble cause of liberty. "In God we trust."
"Robert Rogers" by Marc Grieves - "Rangers? Pshaw, I wouldn't trust 'em if I were you. There's somethin' wrong wi' 'em up here, if you takes my meaning. Comes from them givin' up all them proper rules o' warfare like proper civilized folk to fight like the Indians. Halfway to becoming savages themselves at this rate, I'd wager. Mark my words, boy - nothing good ever comes from doin' that."