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The Revolutionary War Origin of the Whistleblower Law

The so called “whistleblower law” had a salty source. It did not emanate from the shrill sound of a boatswain’s pipe, but rather a... The post The Revolutionary War Origin of the Whistleblower Law appeared first on Journal of the American...

Hsiung on “The Metabolism of Military Forces,” 10 Mar.

On Tuesday, 10 March, the Massachusetts Historical Society will host a joint session of its Pauline Maier Early American History Seminar and Boston Seminar on Environmental History series.Prof. David Hsiung of Juniata College will present a paper on “The...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Mar 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Louis Arthur Norton on the battle between the Bonhomme Richard and Serapis

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews maritime historian and long-time JAR contributor Louis Arthur Norton on the celebrated battle between the Bonhomme Richard and... The post This Week on Dispatches: Louis Arthur Norton...

Joshua Barney, the Hyder-Ally ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath

One of the most colorful men to seek and earn an officer’s commission in the Continental Navy was Joshua Barney. He was a man... The post Joshua Barney, the <i>Hyder-Ally</i> ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath appeared first on Journal...

Benoni Simmons: Long-Serving Hero of the American Revolution

The amazing story of Benoni Simmons’s military service in the American Revolution spans some fourteen years, perhaps the longest term of service by anyone... The post Benoni Simmons: Long-Serving Hero of the American Revolution appeared first on...

The Battle between Bonhomme Richard and Serapis

Author’s note: Continental Navy midshipman Nathaniel Fanning’s eyewitness account of the American Revolution’s most famous naval battle is among the most detailed available. This... The post The Battle between Bonhomme Richard and Serapis...

The Penobscot Expedition of 1779

For much of the Revolutionary War, the relative obscurity and isolation of the three Massachusetts counties of York, Cumberland, and Lincoln along the coast... The post The Penobscot Expedition of 1779 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Gunpowder, the Bahamas, and the First Marine Killed in Action

In the summer of 1775, George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army outside Boston and immediately began the process of organizing his forces.... The post Gunpowder, the Bahamas, and the First Marine Killed in Action appeared first on Journal...

Johan Joachim Zubly: The Other Georgia Delegate

When reading the excellent JAR article “The Dark and Heroic Histories of Georgia’s Signers,” I happened to recall another Georgia delegate to the Second... The post Johan Joachim Zubly: The Other Georgia Delegate appeared first on Journal...

This Week on Dispatches: Richard Werther and Lambert Wickes, Continental Navy Captain

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer and JAR contributor Richard J. Werther discuss the life of Captain Lambert Wickes, the differences between “piracy” and... The post This Week on Dispatches: Richard Werther and Lambert...

Captain Lambert Wickes and “Gunboat Diplomacy, American Revolution Style”

The Continental Navy. Words that didn’t exactly strike fear into the heart of the mighty British Royal Navy. For most Americans, knowledge of the... The post Captain Lambert Wickes and “Gunboat Diplomacy, American Revolution Style” appeared...

The Return of the Bonhomme Richard?

Last week the British press reported that marine archeologists announced the discovery of the wreck of the Bonhomme Richard, the French-built Continental Navy warship commanded by John Paul Jones during his most celebrated battle. The Yorkshire Post reported:Mystery...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Dec 2018

“Captain Chambers has commenced a Suit in London”

In the early 1770s James Chambers criss-crossed the Atlantic between New York and London on the ship London. His name appeared regularly in the New York newspapers as shopkeepers announced they were selling the latest goods from Britain, as brought by...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Sep 2018

Armed and Equipped at Continental Expense: The Birth of the Continental Navy

George Washington realized early in the Revolutionary War that the British Navy provided the King’s army with an advantage in mobility. Not long after... The post Armed and Equipped at Continental Expense: The Birth of the Continental Navy appeared...

The Revolutionary War’s Most Enigmatic Naval Captain: Pierre Landais

One American Revolutionary War naval captain, Pierre Landais, appeared paranoid and somewhat deranged. Landais was a French merchantman lieutenant who trafficked arms to America... The post The Revolutionary War’s Most Enigmatic Naval Captain: Pierre...

John Adams and America’s First Fourth

As many people know, John Adams lauded the Continental Congress’s vote for independence by writing home, “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.” Adams didn’t realize that the...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Jul 2018

EXTRA: Celebrating “Grand Union Flag” Day in Somerville

Somerville usually celebrates the flag-raising on Prospect Hill on the anniversary of that event. Unfortunately, that’s on 1 January—not always the most comfortable time to be outside on a New England hilltop. So this year the city is celebrating...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Jun 2017

A Look at Samuel Selden’s Horn

Back when I reviewed the “We Are One” exhibit at the Boston Public Library [closing this weekend!], I finished by saying, “Over the next couple of days I’ll discuss a couple of the ‘We Are One’ items in more depth.“The...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Nov 2015

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