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Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781

Leaving Colonel Francis Lord Rawdon to command in the field from Georgetown to Augusta, Lt. Gen. Charles Earl Cornwallis, the British General Officer Commanding... The post Cornwallis and the Winter Campaign, January to April 1781 appeared first on Journal...

The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte

The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas after the fall of Charleston was a great arena of war with hundreds of small battlefields. Some were... The post The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte appeared first on Journal of...

Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

In late June 1780 a messenger arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, with intelligence for Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl Cornwallis. The messenger, Capt. John La Boularderie... The post Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy appeared...

Cornwallis Quits Charlotte, Abandoning the Autumn Campaign of 178

This article is a companion piece to one of mine that appeared in this journal on July 18, 2017. Beginning with the start of the... The post Cornwallis Quits Charlotte, Abandoning the Autumn Campaign of 1780 appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on the Campaign in the Carolinas

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Andrew Waters on the course of the campaign through the Carolinas, including Cowpens and other key... The post This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on the Campaign...

The American Revolutionary War in the South

The American Revolutionary War in the South: A Re-evaluation from a British Perspective in Light of the Cornwallis Papers by Ian Saberton (Grosvenor House Publishing... The post The American Revolutionary War in the South appeared first on Journal...

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...

Underwater Archeology off Yorktown

This Daily Press article out of Newport News about marine archeology in the York River near Yorktown speaks to human perseverance in a couple of ways.First, it runs down all the ways Gen. Cornwallis tried to drive off the French fleet at the river’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jun 2019

If Only We Had a Primary Source: Stories of the American Revolution

There are many myths associated with the American Revolution, and at JAR we do our best to set the record straight on as many... The post If Only We Had a Primary Source: Stories of the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Decoding British ciphers used in the South, 1780-81

During the southern campaigns the British used two kinds of cipher, each kind being markedly different from the other.  The First Kind of Cipher: The... The post Decoding British ciphers used in the South, 1780-81 appeared first on Journal of...

To the End of the World: Cornwallis Pursues Morgan to the Catawba

As Daniel Morgan collected his prisoners on the morning of January 17, 1781, he knew Charles, Lord Cornwallis, could not be far behind. “The... The post To the End of the World: Cornwallis Pursues Morgan to the Catawba appeared first on Journal...

Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown

Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown by Stanley D.M. Carpenter (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019) In his recent book, Stanley Carpenter produced... The post Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown...

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...

The Decision that Lost Britain the War: An Enigma Now Resolved

In this article I address the absurdity of Cornwallis’s decision to march from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Virginia and the light thrown on it... The post The Decision that Lost Britain the War: An Enigma Now Resolved appeared first on Journal...

Hammond’s Store: The “Dirty War’s” Prelude to Cowpens

Little is known about the colonial-era history of Hammond’s Store, though the site appears to have been a local meeting place prior to the... The post Hammond’s Store: The “Dirty War’s” Prelude to Cowpens appeared first on...

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...

“an event I had so long wished to take place”

SARAH LOGAN FISHER finally gets her wish: the British take Philadelphia. September 25, 1777— About 10 this morning the town was alarmed with an account that the English were on full march for the city & were at Germantown. People in very great...
From: In the Words of Women on 17 Oct 2018

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