Anna Warner – July 1, 1813

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s July 1, 1813. I’m in New London, Connecticut, and we’re fighting the British who are shelling the American troops. Here comes American Revolutionary War heroine, Anna Warner.

JG: “Anna, what’s that?,”

AW: “John, it’s my marriage petticoat. My svelte figure don’t need it anymore. We need it for cartridge wadding. Let’s use my petticoat to get dem Redcoats.”

Get “dem” we did as the British were eventually turned away from American shores.

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John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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