Cultural History. By: Mr. Quintero. Crispus Attucks .
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On 1770, fire bells rang in Boston. There was no fire! The bells were a calling for patriots to come to the town square. Attucks went to the fishing docks and came back with about 55 other Patriots. troops were standing firm in the Town Square. Unafraid, the British troops made no move. Just then, someone shouted "Fire!" A soldier shot and killed Crispus Attucks.
Bernardo de Galvez
The colonies wanted money, military supplies, and even military intervention. A sympathizer of the American cause, Galvez tried to assist the colonies while appearing to remain neutral. In 1777 he sent $70,000 worth of goods (medicine, uniform fabric, weapons, cartridge boxes) up the Mississippi River to the Ohio to Pittsburgh, and on to Philadelphia. In August 1779, Spain finally declared war on Great Britain and Galvez was free to act openly. He knew that his best chance of success was to strike first by surprise. Within a month he had captured all four British forts in the lower Mississippi including Baton Rouge and Natchez. He captured 550 enemy soldiers and two naval vessels, one of which was captured from land..
Washington gave him a simple but eloquent order: "Send for Haym Salomon". Haym again came through, and the $20.000 was raised. Washington conducted the Yorktown campaign, which proved to be the final battle of the Revolution, thanks to HaymSalomon.The Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3rd, 1783, and ended the Revolutionary War, but the financial problems of the newly established Country were not. It was Haym Salomon who managed, time-after-time, to raise the money to bailout the debt ridden government
In addition to his civic service, Wentworth was also a patriot leader. In fact, the town selected him as the messenger for the Committee of Safety – the central nervous system of the American Revolution that carried intelligence and messages back and forth between strategic operational centers. Serving in that position, Wentworth undertook the same task as Paul Revere, making an all-night ride to warn citizens of imminent British invasion.
54th Massachusetts Regiment William H. Carney
The 54th Massachusetts Regiment was one of the first African American regiments from a Northern state. Commanded by white Union officer Robert Gould Shaw, the 54th Massachusetts attacked Confederate forces at Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863. The effort proved the bravery and dedication of black soldiers. Almost half the regiment, including Shaw, was killed in the fight.
Seaman Philip Bazaar
Seaman Philip Bazaar, born in Chile, South America, was a Navy seaman who was awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor — for having distinguished himself during the battle for Fort Fisher of the American Civil War.