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The Fruits of Victory: Loyalist Prisoners in the Aftermath of Kings Mountain

The Battle of Kings Mountain was fought on October 7, 1780 in the upcountry of South Carolina near the border with North Carolina. As... The post The Fruits of Victory: Loyalist Prisoners in the Aftermath of Kings Mountain appeared first on Journal of...

The Two Sieges of Louisbourg: Harbingers of American Discontent

When they heard the news in 1757, some New Englanders smirked. Others grew angry. The British were mounting a major expedition against the powerful... The post The Two Sieges of Louisbourg: Harbingers of American Discontent appeared first on Journal of...

The Battle of Mamaroneck

The Battle of Mamaroneck, known to some as the “Skirmish of Heathcote Hill,” was one of the most obscure military engagements of the Revolution... The post The Battle of Mamaroneck appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Joseph McCracken: New York’s Wounded Revolutionary Warrior

Following the failed assault on Quebec City, the Continental Congress resolved on January 8, 1776 to provide additional regiments for the defense of Canada.... The post Joseph McCracken: New York’s Wounded Revolutionary Warrior appeared first on Journal...

Review: Decision at Brandywine: The Battle on Birmingham Hill

BOOK REVIEW: Decision At Brandywine: The Battle on Birmingham Hill by Robert M. Dunkerly (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2021) Historian and National Park Ranger Robert... The post Review: Decision at Brandywine: The Battle on Birmingham Hill appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: David M. Griffin on the Brooklyn Line Forts of 1776

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews architect and JAR contributor David M. Griffin on his research to determine the possible appearance and... The post This Week on Dispatches: David M. Griffin on the Brooklyn Line Forts of 1776...

A Video Tour of the American Revolution at Yorktown and the Yorktown Battlefield

Considered the last major battle of the American Revolution, Yorktown is synonymous with American victory. It was the beginning of the end of the... The post A Video Tour of the American Revolution at Yorktown and the Yorktown Battlefield appeared first...

Skirmish at James’s Plantation: Victory and Defeat for Benedict Arnold in Virginia

A recent home improvement project led to the Home Depot located at 2324 Elson Green Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia. The area is in the... The post Skirmish at James’s Plantation: Victory and Defeat for Benedict Arnold in Virginia appeared first on...

Terrain and Tactics: Detailed Perspectives From William Howe’s War Plan of 1776

The objective of the 1776 British campaign was straightforward: capture New York and crush the American rebellion. The plan was the brainchild of British... The post Terrain and Tactics: Detailed Perspectives From William Howe’s War Plan of 1776 appeared...

What Were the Brooklyn Line of Forts in 1776?

The planned capture of New York City in 1776 by British forces set the stage for what was to become the largest battle of... The post What Were the Brooklyn Line of Forts in 1776? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Ill-Fated Frontier

BOOK REVIEW: Ill-Fated Frontier: Peril and Possibilities in the Early American West by Samuel A. Forman (Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2021) Samuel A. Forman, author of Dr.... The post Ill-Fated Frontier appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: David Price on Thomas Knowlton’s Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and JAR contributor David Price on the brief, but memorable, contribution of Thomas Knowlton to... The post This Week on Dispatches: David Price on Thomas Knowlton’s Revolution appeared...

Meeting of the Three Commanders

On March 6, 2019, a chilly late winter afternoon, the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission dedicated a Virginia Historical Highway Marker to commemorate a... The post Meeting of the Three Commanders appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the Battle of Saratoga

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews emeritus professor and JAR contributor Dean Snow on his research into the Continental and militia cavalry... The post This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the...

Tomb: John, Lord Cheyney (Cheyne/Cheney)

Where is the tomb? It is located in Salisbury Cathedral, under the arcade on the north side of the nave and just west of the crossing. Was it always in this location? No. The tomb was originally placed in the … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 15 Sep 2021

Katherine of Aragon and the Battle of Flodden

The Battle of Flodden was fought between the armies of England and Scotland on 9th September 1513. The English army was led by Thomas Howard, earl of Surrey (future 2nd duke of Norfolk), with support from Lord Admiral Sir Thomas … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 9 Sep 2021

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