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Insurrection and Speculation: A Farmer, Financier, and a Surprising “Sharper” Seeded the Constitution

The January 6, 2021 assault on the Capital rocked America, but it was by no means the largest, or even the most threatening, armed... The post Insurrection and Speculation: A Farmer, Financier, and a Surprising “Sharper” Seeded the Constitution appeared...

Prelude to Yorktown: Washington and Rochambeau in New York

The months leading up to the Battle of Yorktown in October 1781 are often glossed over in histories of the Revolutionary War. But they... The post Prelude to Yorktown: Washington and Rochambeau in New York appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Brown’s Raid on Ticonderoga and Mount Independence

This story begins five weeks after Gen. John Burgoyne’s army forced the Americans to abandon positions on Lake Champlain in July 1777. On August... The post Brown’s Raid on Ticonderoga and Mount Independence appeared first on Journal of the American...

Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion

BOOK REVIEW: Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion: An American Story by Daniel Bullen (Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2021) There is truth to the adage that history is told... The post Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion appeared first on Journal of the American...

North Carolina and Public Spirit in the American Revolution, 1775–1783

In the South, the American Revolution was largely a civil war, one between Whig supporters of American liberties and Loyalists or Tories, who remained... The post North Carolina and Public Spirit in the American Revolution, 1775–1783 appeared first...

John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779

John Rutledge had been prominent in South Carolina politics virtually since establishing his Charleston law practice in 1761. He served in the General Assembly,... The post John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779 appeared first on Journal of the...

Black Haitian Soldiers at the Siege of Savannah

The story of the Black Haitian soldiers serving in the French army in the battles to wrest Savannah, Georgia, from the British in September–October... The post Black Haitian Soldiers at the Siege of Savannah appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Revolutionary Language and Behavior of the Whiskey Rebels

The image of a nation united in the aftermath of the American Revolution, content with hard-fought for and hard-won independence, is largely a grade... The post The Revolutionary Language and Behavior of the Whiskey Rebels appeared first on Journal of...

Britain’s Last Throw of the Dice Begins—the Charlestown Campaign of 178

By the close of 1779 British possessions in the revolted colonies were confined in the north to New York City, Long Island, and Penobscot.... The post Britain’s Last Throw of the Dice Begins—the Charlestown Campaign of 1780 appeared first...

Exploring Benjamin Lincoln’s Life in Hingham

This afternoon the Hingham Historical Society launches its new season of lectures with the theme “Benjamin Lincoln’s World: Stories from Colonial Hingham to the Early Republic.”The society is in the process of acquiring Gen. Benjamin...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Sep 2020

The Mysterious March of Horatio Gates

Following the American surrender at Charleston on May 12, 1780, the Continental Army’s “Southern Department” was in disarray. Taken prisoner that day were 245... The post The Mysterious March of Horatio Gates appeared first on Journal...

Margaret Eustace and Her Family Pass through the American Revolution

John L. Smith, Jr. introduced readers of the Journal of the American Revolution to Margaret Eustace in his article, “The Scandalous Divorce Case that Influenced... The post Margaret Eustace and Her Family Pass through the American Revolution...

Memorial Day: Recovering the Service of William Tiller, American Soldier

Every now and then, one comes across a pension application of an old soldier that includes extraordinary detail. Occasionally the application includes a journal... The post Memorial Day: Recovering the Service of William Tiller, American Soldier appeared...

Trading Generals

During the American Revolution, many players were removed from the chess board of war as a result of capture. From individual soldiers and sailors... The post Trading Generals appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

“Where BOSTONIA lifts her spires”

It’s a Boston 1775 tradition to share a “carrier verse” at the turn of the year. Traditionally those were poems written and printed by newspaper apprentices as a way to cadge tips from their customers. Often those apprentices commented...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Jan 2020

Picking Up the Pieces: Virginia’s “Eighteen-Months Men” of 1780–81

The first half of 1780 had gone disastrously for Virginia. The surrender of Gen. Benjamin Lincoln’s army at Charleston and the destruction of Col.... The post Picking Up the Pieces: Virginia’s “Eighteen-Months Men” of 1780–81...

Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Service of Georgia’s John Milton

Georgia’s fragile independence within the new American republic was shattered on December 29, 1778, when British troops attacked Savannah. Despite clear signs that the... The post Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary...

Catharine Macaulay’s Difficult Years, 1778–1787

Between 1775 and 1784 Catharine Macaulay’s social and personal life was one traumatic event after another. She accepted the invitation from Rev. Dr. James... The post Catharine Macaulay’s Difficult Years, 1778–1787 appeared first on...

Laying Out Roxbury’s History in the Dillaway-Thomas House

On the corporate blog of Content•Design Collaborative LLC, which is in the business of “effective visitor experiences for public and private institutions,” there’s an interesting discussion of how the firm helped to redesign the...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Aug 2019

Captain Sepitmus Noel: Ordnance Fleet Commodore

History occasionally provides a pleasant surprise by revealing the record of an ordinary person who, thrust into a unique role, performed extraordinary services for... The post Captain Sepitmus Noel: Ordnance Fleet Commodore appeared first on Journal...

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