On December 12th, the 5th graders here at RBE attended presentations about the American Revolution. We brought in a speaker, Dr. Charles Baker, who is a member of the Dallas SAR (Sons of the American Revolution).
Dr. Baker’s great great great great grandfather, Thomas Baker, was killed while making gunpowder for the Continental Army when his powder magazine blew up. His son, great great great grandfather David Baker, enlisted in the Virginia Line in February, 1776, and served as a corporal in the cannonade under General George Washington in the Battles of White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Morristown, Brandywine and Germantown, and was discharged in February, 1778, after spending the winter with the Continental Army at Valley Forge.
Dr. Baker spoke about the battle and its’ importance and significance in the overall American Revolution. Students watched a History Channel clip of the battle and saw the person who was portraying Dr. Baker’s ancestor.
Check out the video below to see pictures and video from the day.