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This Week on Dispatches: Mike Matheny on How Paperwork Saved the Continental Army

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews graduate student and JAR contributor Mike Matheny about his fascinating research and article about how the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Mike Matheny on How Paperwork Saved the Continental...

Contingencies, Capture, and Spectacular Getaway: the Imprisonment and Escape of James Moody

One of the most famous or notorious of Tory partisans in the American Revolution was the New Jersey soldier and spy James Moody. Moody... The post Contingencies, Capture, and Spectacular Getaway: the Imprisonment and Escape of James Moody appeared first...

A Dinner in “Plymouth, the great mausoleum”

On 24 Dec 1770, the Old Colony Club of Plymouth met to celebrate Forefathers’ Day, a tradition that went back a whole year but which commemorated an event a century and a half earlier.The club first proclaimed Forefathers’ Day in 1769 to celebrate...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Nov 2019

The Love Letters of Alexander Scammell

One of our oldest known stories is The Odyssey, in which Odysseus travels from the Siege of Troy on various adventures to reach his... The post The Love Letters of Alexander Scammell appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Dinner with the Old Colony Club in 1769

The Old Colony Club started as a group of seven young gentlemen from Plymouth. They formed their club in January 1769, and on 22 December of that year had a dinner to commemorate the landing of the first British settlers in what was then the Plymouth...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Feb 2017

Elkanah Watson’s “embryo military duties”

I’m skeptical about a bunch of the stories Elkanah Watson told in his memoir, Men and Times of the Revolution, but I like this early anecdote of growing up in Plymouth:I remained at the ordinary common-school until the age of fourteen. This school...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Jan 2016

A Yorktown Footnote: The Last Days of Col. Alexander Scammell

The highest ranking Continental Army officer to be killed during the Siege of Yorktown in 1781 was Col. Alexander Scammell, 34-year old commander of the New Hampshire Regiment.[1] The descriptions of his capture and wounding in the many published accounts...

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