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Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss: Similar Experiences Contrasting Legacies

Often, a person’s legacy is defined by decisions made at pivotal moments rather than a lifetime of previous accomplishments. The is especially true for... The post Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss: Similar Experiences Contrasting Legacies appeared...

Operations of the Queen’s Rangers: Foraging in New Jersey, February–March 1778

“Of the forty or more battalions of Loyalists, which enlisted in the service of the Crown during the Revolutionary war, none has been so... The post Operations of the Queen’s Rangers: Foraging in New Jersey, February–March 1778 appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Moss on the Ferguson Breech-Loading Rifle

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews British historian Matthew Moss and the story of Major Patrick Ferguson and the first breech-loading rifle adopted... The post This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Moss on the Ferguson Breech-Loading...

Patrick Ferguson and His Rifle

Maj. Patrick Ferguson’s rifle is one of the most interesting and significant early attempts at a breech-loading service rifle. Coupling a screw breech plug... The post Patrick Ferguson and His Rifle appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Major James Wemyss: Second Most Hated British Officer in the South

No British officer was more reviled by Patriots in the South during the American Revolution than Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton. Based partly on fact... The post Major James Wemyss: Second Most Hated British Officer in the South appeared first on Journal...

Valley Forge

Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018) BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON Americans refer to many of... The post Valley Forge appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens

George Washington surrounded himself with the best and the brightest young men involved in the revolutionary cause. Alexander Hamilton, Tench Tilghman, Robert Harrison, the... The post The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens appeared...

The “B Team” of 1777: Maxwell’s Light Infantry

On the topic of Maxwell’s Light Infantry, Lt. Col. William Heth’s views were crystal clear. “Maxwells Corps ’Twas expected would do great things,” he... The post The “B Team” of 1777: Maxwell’s Light Infantry...

The James McMichael Journal, June 11, 1777–September 11, 1777

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a five-part series. The portion of James McMichael’s journal covering June 11 through September 11, 1777,[1] finds... The post The James McMichael Journal, June 11, 1777–September 11, 1777 appeared...

Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood

“Solid obedience is always the fruit of the confidence, respect, and affection, which a corps has for its chief.”[1] For the armies of the... The post Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood appeared first on Journal of...

The 25 Deadliest Battles of the Revolutionary War

Name calling, fearing mongering and demonizing the enemy were all on the propaganda menu during the American Revolution. Once hostilities commenced, another game played a significant role in the war for mind control. A game of numbers. Simply inflating...

Peter Francisco: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction

Engraving of Peter Francisco fighting the cavalry of Banastre Tarleton in Virginia, July 1781. Source: Library of Congress Dear Mr. History: I’ve heard that no private soldier did more to enable the rebel victory in the American Revolution than...

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