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Colonel Henry Jackson Accused by His Junior Officers of Misconduct at the Battle of Monmouth Court House

In my study of Major General Charles Lee, who commanded Continental Army troops at the fascinating Battle of Monmouth Court House, I argue that... The post Colonel Henry Jackson Accused by His Junior Officers of Misconduct at the Battle of Monmouth Court...

William Dickens, John Rose, and William Turnbull

It is often believed or reported that the 2nd New York Regiment of 1775, commanded by Col. Goose Van Schaick, morphed into the 1st... The post William Dickens, John Rose, and William Turnbull appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Washington’s Councils of War: A Selective Assessment

A.H. Ritchie’s 1856 engraving entitled “Washington and His Generals” is a creative, imaginary scene, as the dozens of generals shown assembled never congregated in... The post Washington’s Councils of War: A Selective Assessment...

George Washinton’s Nemesis

George Washington’s Nemesis:  The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court-Martial of Major General Charles Lee during the Revolutionary War by Christian McBurney (El Dorado Hills, CA: ... The post George Washinton’s Nemesis appeared...

Top Ten Quotes of Major General Charles Lee

Charles Lee served as second-in-command of the Continental Army, subordinate only to George Washington. Born in England, Lee was the best-educated and most widely-read... The post Top Ten Quotes of Major General Charles Lee appeared first on Journal of...

Alexander Milliner, Age Ten, Enlisted September 178

To create an organized and effective force the Continental Army required more than just soldiers and officers. Camp followers helped to maintain and even... The post Alexander Milliner, Age Ten, Enlisted September 1780 appeared first on Journal of the...

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 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth, June 16-17, 2018

Photographs by Mary Sherlock. In addition to museums and historical sites, a way to learn about Revolutionary War history is to attend a reenactment.... The post The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth, June 16-17, 2018 appeared first on Journal...

Jedediah Huntington of Connecticut

Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington is an overlooked yet very interesting patriot leader from Connecticut who grew up with Benedict Arnold, fought in several battles,... The post Jedediah Huntington of Connecticut appeared first on Journal of the American...

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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