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The Strange Affair of the King and the Repeal of the Stamp Act

“The King had evidently consented to the repeal, and then disavowed his Ministers.”—Horace Walpole, Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third In... The post The Strange Affair of the King and the Repeal of the Stamp Act appeared first on Journal...

Searching for Samuel’s Service: Stories of the Revolution Revealed Through One Man

The American Revolution was perhaps America’s first civil war—a dispute that forced neighbors to choose between country and King; to declare themselves Patriots or... The post Searching for Samuel’s Service: Stories of the Revolution Revealed Through...

This Week on Dispatches: William W. Reynolds on the Yorktown Surrender Documents

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor William W. Reynolds on his examination of the surrender documents from Yorktown discovering differences between... The post This Week on Dispatches: William W. Reynolds on the...

The Significance of John Cadwalader

In 1776, John Cadwalader was a thirty-four-year-old merchant and prominent member of the Philadelphia gentry who had risen to command the volunteer militia known... The post The Significance of John Cadwalader appeared first on Journal of the American...

Marinus Willett: The Exploits of an Unheralded War Hero

Marinus Willett was born the son of a Quaker, Edward Willett, on July 31, 1740, in Jamaica, Long Island (now part of Queens). After... The post Marinus Willett: The Exploits of an Unheralded War Hero appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

James Colbert and His Chickasaw Legacy

BOOK REVIEW: James Colbert and his Chickasaw Legacy by Stephen L. Kling, Jr. and Guy B. Braden (St. Louis, MO: THGC Publishing, 2022) The history... The post James Colbert and His Chickasaw Legacy appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Virginia’s 1775 Regular Company-level Military Force Structure

The graphic below outlines the force structure created by the Third Virginia Convention in August 1775 and identifies the district and county or counties... The post Virginia’s 1775 Regular Company-level Military Force Structure appeared first on Journal...

John Cadwalader, Twice Refuses to be a General

During the Revolutionary War, several men refused commissions as generals in the Continental Army. Seth Pomeroy and John Whitcomb were unable to accept the... The post John Cadwalader, Twice Refuses to be a General appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Battle of Gloucester, 1777

BOOK REVIEW: The Battle of Gloucester 1777 by Garry Wheeler Stone and Paul W. Schopp (Yardley, PA: Westhome Publishing, 2022) Garry Wheeler Stone’s and... The post The Battle of Gloucester, 1777 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Observations Concerning the Yorktown Surrender Documents

The surrender of the British Army at Yorktown in 1781 was implemented by the three-party Articles of Capitulation (“the Articles”), one of the most... The post Observations Concerning the Yorktown Surrender Documents appeared first on Journal of the...

The Rise and Fall of John André’s Captors in Popular Culture

David Williams, John Paulding, and Isaac Van Wart were celebrated as heroes during their lifetime, vaulted to fame by George Washington and Alexander Hamilton,... The post The Rise and Fall of John André’s Captors in Popular Culture appeared first...

Should the War Continue? The Motion in the House of Commons, December 12, 1781

Following the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, the House of Commons began to debate whether or not the war... The post Should the War Continue? The Motion in the House of Commons, December 12, 1781 appeared first on Journal...

One of the “Powers for Good in the World:” Mercy Otis Warren

Students of history will no doubt have John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin at the top of their mind when recalling... The post One of the “Powers for Good in the World:” Mercy Otis Warren appeared first on Journal...

American Revolutionary War in the South

BOOK REVIEW: American Revolutionary War in the South: Further Reflections from a British Perspective in the Light of the Cornwallis Papers. Vol. 2 by Ian... The post American Revolutionary War in the South appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Louis Arthur Norton on Justice, Deterrence, and Revenge during the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews emeritus professor of history and JAR contributor Louis Arthur Norton on the use of capital punishment and... The post This Week on Dispatches: Louis Arthur Norton on Justice, Deterrence, and...

Walter Butler—The Dastardly Loyalist

During the American Revolution, some of the hardest-fought and most bitter battles occurred in the land of the Six Nations, the Iroquois lands stretching... The post Walter Butler—The Dastardly Loyalist appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

On the Road Again: En Train De Macher—Frenchmen Travel Through Delaware

If you ask an outsider about the State of Delaware, they are likely to respond, “Dela-where?” “Do you mean Delaware County???” A few may... The post On the Road Again: En Train De Macher—Frenchmen Travel Through Delaware appeared first on Journal...

Hessians: German Soldiers of the American Revolution

BOOK REVIEW: Hessians. German Soldiers in the American Revolution by Friederike Baer (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022) Writing a detailed, authoritative account of the... The post Hessians: German Soldiers of the American Revolution appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: Damien Cregeau on Colonel Daniel Hitchcock of Rhode Island

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Damien Cregeau on the contributions of Daniel Hitchcock, a Rhode Island officer who led New... The post This Week on Dispatches: Damien Cregeau on Colonel Daniel Hitchcock of...

Justice, Deterrence, and Fitful Revenge During the Revolutionary War

“War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it.”[1] The application of justice during the Revolutionary War deserves scrutiny. Historic records related to people condemned... The post Justice, Deterrence, and Fitful Revenge During the Revolutionary War...

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