14 05, 2021

Berks County in the Revolution – Germans to the Rescue

2021-06-04T12:03:19-04:00May 14th, 2021|History, Military|0 Comments

The American colonists included large numbers of Germans, many of whom had initially been encouraged by William Penn to settle Pennsylvania, as he deliberately tried to attract Europeans who felt persecuted. By 1775, at least 100,000 Germans had entered the colonies, making up [...]

16 01, 2021

The Soldier’s General: Hunter Liggett of the A.E.F.

2021-06-04T12:07:31-04:00January 16th, 2021|History, Military|0 Comments

The Soldier’s General: Hunter Liggett of the A.E.F. Big stature, big deeds and straight talk personified the man, Major General Hunter Liggett, born March 21, 1857, somewhere near to the corner of Sixth and Chestnut Streets, Reading, Pennsylvania. (On his return from Europe where [...]

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