Patrick K. O'Donnell

Articles by Patrick K. O'Donnell

Exclusive–O’Donnell: Bunker Hill: The Man Worth 500 Men

Two hundred and forty-six years ago this week, in one of America’s most sacred battles, hundreds of American patriots fought and died for their yet-to-be-born country. America suffered many losses in the Battle of Bunker Hill, but one of the greatest was the life of Patriot leader, Doctor Joseph Warren. 

Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull

Exclusive–Patrick K. O’Donnell: General Gage’s Gun Grab

Americans in 1775 faced an ammunition crisis—specifically a crucial shortage of gunpowder. “On Courage I know we have in abundance, conduct I hope we shall not want, but powder—where shall we get a sufficient supply?” John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife, Abigail.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord

Patrick K. O’Donnell: Times that Try Men’s Souls

“These are the times that try men’s souls,” Paine wrote. “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

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Exclusive–O’Donnell: Washington’s Immortals: ‘The Bayonets of the Revolution’ Who Saved the Continental Army

Two hundred and forty-four years ago this week, “Gentleman of Honour, Family, and Fortune” made a Thermopylae-like stand that saved Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn.Two hundred and forty-four years ago this week, “Gentleman of Honour, Family, and Fortune” made a Thermopylae-like stand that saved Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn. Their attack that earned them the nickname “The Bayonets of The Revolution” may have also saved the month-old United States.

Battleoflongisland.jpg Washington’s Immortals Stand during the Battle of Brooklyn