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Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America

20 June 2018

Book Review:  Unlikely General: Mad Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America by Mary Stockwell (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018). BUY THIS BOOK... The post Unlikely...

Again the Hero: David Wooster’s Final Battle

19 June 2018

David Wooster’s part in the American Revolution began in a slightly embarrassing manner. Wooster commanded the militia at New Haven, Connecticut. On April 22,... The post Again...

Peter Salem? Salem Poor? Who Killed Major John Pitcairn?

18 June 2018

Maj. John Pitcairn of the British marines became notorious among New Englanders after the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. The... The post Peter Salem? Salem Poor?...

One Soldier’s Story: Isaac Lewis of the Flying Camp, 1776

14 June 2018

In a quiet Baptist cemetery in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, repose the remains of Isaac Lewis. Lewis served under Gen. George Washington during... The post One Soldier’s...