The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War.

Gold Medal Awarded to John Paul Jones (Back)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in…

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War.

Medal Awarded to John Paul Jones (Front)

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded to John Paul Jones, America's first well-known naval fighter in…

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey. Washington sent almost one-half of his army as an advance when Clinton made the imminent move out of the Monmouth Courthouse.

Old Monmouth Courthouse

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.…

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.

Relics of the Battle of Monmouth

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.

Battleground at Monmouth

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.

The mansion of Neilson, an active Whig at the time of the Battle of Bemis's Heights. It was the headquarters of General Poor and Colonel Morgan.

Neilson House on Bemis's Heights

The mansion of Neilson, an active Whig at the time of the Battle of Bemis's Heights. It was the headquarters…

The Old South Meeting House in Boston, Mass. gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

Old South Meeting House

The Old South Meeting House in Boston, Mass. gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea…

The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General Washington's revolutionary forces defeated British forces near Princeton, New Jersey.

Battle of Princeton

The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General Washington's revolutionary forces…

The New Jail was made a Provost Prison during the Revolutionary War and here officers and men of note were confined.

Provost Jail

The New Jail was made a Provost Prison during the Revolutionary War and here officers and men of note…

"The French officer rescuing Putnam from the Indians." - Lossing

The Rescue of Israel Putnam from the Indians

"The French officer rescuing Putnam from the Indians." - Lossing

"The sign on Putnam's tavern bore a full-length portrait of General Wolfe." -Lossing

Putnam's sign

"The sign on Putnam's tavern bore a full-length portrait of General Wolfe." -Lossing

Rufus Putnam (April 9, 1738 – 1824) was a colonial military officer during the French and Indian War, and a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Rufus Putnam

Rufus Putnam (April 9, 1738 – 1824) was a colonial military officer during the French and Indian…

Paul Revere (1735 - 1818) was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution.

Paul Revere

Paul Revere (1735 - 1818) was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution.

The Sayre House in Southampton, New York which was occupied by the British during the Revolutionary War.

The Sayre House

The Sayre House in Southampton, New York which was occupied by the British during the Revolutionary…

William Alexander, called Lord Stirling, was an American major-general during the American Revolutionary War.

Lord Stirling

William Alexander, called Lord Stirling, was an American major-general during the American Revolutionary…

The Battle of Stony Point was a battle of the American Revolutionary War. Here is a view of Stony Point from the Southwest.

<p>"View of Stony Point from the southwest. This view shows a large portion of the morass, and the place where the assaulting party divided and prepared for an attack upon the fort, which was situated where the light-house is seen. The place of the causeway is on the left, denoted by the cattle. When I made this sketch it was quite high water, and the morass, there about one hundred feet wide, was almost covered. There was another place near the river shore, on the right, where the Point was accessible at times. It is distinguished in the sketch by the narrow strip of land extending nearly across the mouth of the morass. Upon this the enemy had dug pits and placed sharpened stakes within them, so that, had the Americans attempted to reach the Point by that way many would have been impaled."—Lossing, 1851

Stony Point

The Battle of Stony Point was a battle of the American Revolutionary War. Here is a view of Stony Point…

Perhaps the worst of all the New York prisons during the American Revolution was the third Sugar House, which occupied the space on Liberty Street.

Sugar House in Liberty Street

Perhaps the worst of all the New York prisons during the American Revolution was the third Sugar House,…

The home of General John Sullivan, an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the Continental Congress.

John Sullivan's House

The home of General John Sullivan, an American general in the Revolutionary War and a delegate in the…

The Conference House (also known as the Bentley Manor and the Captain Christopher Billop House)was built before 1680 and located near the southernmost tip of New York State on Staten Island. The Staten Island Peace Conference was held here on September 11, 1776, which unsuccessfully attempted to end the American Revolutionary War.

The Billop House

The Conference House (also known as the Bentley Manor and the Captain Christopher Billop House)was built…

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain during the Revolutionary war.

A Tory

Also referred to as loyalists. They were the American colonists who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain…

John Trumbull Birthplace, also known as Governor Jonathan Trumbull House, is a house on Lebanon Green, in Lebanon, Connecticut. The house was constructed by Joseph Trumbull as a wedding gift for his son Jonathan Trumbull, who became governor. Jonathan's son John Trumbull was born in the house June 6, 1756. He would go on to serve as an aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and paint four of the eight historical paintings which adorn the United States Capitol rotunda. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

Governor Jonathan Trumbull House

John Trumbull Birthplace, also known as Governor Jonathan Trumbull House, is a house on Lebanon Green,…

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 1710 &ndash; 17 August 1785) was one of the few men who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. He was a friend and advisor of General Washington throughout the revolutionary period, dedicating the resources of Connecticut to the fight for independence. He was the only colonial governor to continue in office through the American revolution.

Governor Trumbull's War Office

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 1710 – 17 August 1785) was one of the few men who served as…

John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 &ndash; November 10, 1843) was an American artist during the period of the American Revolutionary War famous for his historical paintings including his Declaration of Independence, which appears on the reverse of the $2 dollar bill.

John Trumbull

John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 – November 10, 1843) was an American artist during the period of the…

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 1710 – 17 August 1785) was one of the few men who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. He was a friend and advisor of General Washington throughout the revolutionary period, dedicating the resources of Connecticut to the fight for independence. He was the only colonial governor to continue in office through the American revolution.

Jonathan Trumbull

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (12 October 1710 – 17 August 1785) was one of the few men who served as governor…

Van Cortlandt's Sugar House was a famous (or infamous) prison of the Revolution. It stood on the northwest corner of Trinity church-yard.

Van Cortlandt's Sugar House

Van Cortlandt's Sugar House was a famous (or infamous) prison of the Revolution. It stood on the northwest…

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey. Here, George Washington is rebuking General Lee at the Battle of Monmouth.

Washington and General Lee

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.…

An illustration of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. This event occurred during the American Revolutionary War and was the first move in a surprise attack by the Continental Army against Hessian forces in New Jersey.

George Washington Crossing the Delaware

An illustration of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. This event occurred…

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey. This battle took place on December 26, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War.

George Washington in Trenton

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey.…

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle of Trenton took place.

George Washington Marching to Trenton

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle…

Although he did not explicitly seek the office of commander and even claimed that he was not equal to it, there was no serious competition. Congress created the Continental Army on June 14, 1775; the next day, on the nomination of John Adams of Massachusetts, Washington was appointed Major General and elected by Congress to be Commander-in-chief.

Washington Taking Command of the Army

Although he did not explicitly seek the office of commander and even claimed that he was not equal to…

The headquarters of Washington at Tappan, New York.

Washington's Headquarters at Tappan

The headquarters of Washington at Tappan, New York.