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December 26 2012 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far. If you observe and celebrate Christmas, I hope you and your loved ones are having a blessed Christmas season. I wish you all a very Happy New Year, full of joy, love and many blessings.

Come join me in my forum and let's share our hopes for the New Year, stories from 2012, my articles, or anything about Appalachia. I look forward to meeting you.

Here is my second article on the Battle Of Trenton, from the Appalachia site at

Battle Of Trenton 1776 - Victory
By the time Rall's adjutant heard what was happening and woke Rall up, the Battle of Trenton was well underway.

Did you know that one of the five soldiers of the Continental army that were wounded in the Battle of Trenton was Lieutenant James Monroe, the future President of the United States? Monroe was struck in his left shoulder by a musket ball which severed an artery. Doctor John Riker saved Monroe's life by clamping the artery to keep him from bleeding to death. Another wounded soldier was George Washington's cousin, William Washington. After the war, William Washington eventually held the rank of Brigadier General. He commanded light dragoons, mounted troops under George Washington's command.

Till next time, may you walk in peace and harmony.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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