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Bernard Romans and the First Attempt at Fortifying the Hudson River

Lord Stirling was not happy. The American brigadier general[1] was on a mission from George Washington to inspect the newly built fortifications in the Hudson... The post Bernard Romans and the First Attempt at Fortifying the Hudson River appeared...

Three Revolutionary War Symposia in Three Weekends

Three Revolutionary War symposia are happening on successive weekends this fall, so it’s time to pick and prepare.On 20-22 September, Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York will host its sixteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution. The speakers...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jul 2019

The Liberty: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts

One might think that the first American warship, named the Liberty, would be showered with accolades and articles touting its significant place in American... The post The <i>Liberty</i>: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts appeared...

Quebec Town Major William Dunbar: Captured, April 1775

In early 1775, the town major of Quebec decided to pay a visit to Gen. Thomas Gage in Boston. William Dunbar had been an... The post Quebec Town Major William Dunbar: Captured, April 1775 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Thunderer, British Floating Gun-Battery on Lake Champlain

The radeau (French, singular for “raft”) was co-opted for eighteenth century warfare on and along Lake George and Lake Champlain, to deal with the challenges... The post The <i>Thunderer</i>, British Floating Gun-Battery on...

Donald McCraw of the 42nd Regiment Wields his Broadsword

In March and April of 1780, there was a string of home invasions and robberies around the villages of Jamaica and Flushing on Long... The post Donald McCraw of the 42nd Regiment Wields his Broadsword appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Finding Edward Wigglesworth’s Lost Diary

Col. Edward Wigglesworth took part in some of the most consequential actions of the American Revolution, but, like so many such men, we know... The post Finding Edward Wigglesworth’s Lost Diary appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Tour of the Revolutionary Mohawk Valley, 21 Sept.

In conjunction with Fort Ticonderoga’s American Revolution Seminar on 21-23 Sept 2018, America’s History LLC is offering a one-day bus tour named “Forts and Fights: The Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley.” This tour is scheduled...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Sep 2018

18 Seminar at Fort Ticonderoga, 21-23 Sept.

The 2018 Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution is coming up on 21-23 September 2018. This is the fifteenth annual seminar in that august and scenic location. Sessions on the schedule are:“‘Why does the Almighty strike down the...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Aug 2018

“The concourse of spectators was greater than we ever remember”

Earlier in the week I wrote about the funeral of Christopher Seider. The merchant John Rowe stated in his diary, “I am very sure two thousand people attended his Funerall.” That would have been one of every eight people in Boston.John Adams...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Oct 2017

American Revolution Conference at Fort Ticonderoga, 22-24 Sept.

On 22-24 September, Fort Ticonderoga will host its fourteenth annual Seminar on the American Revolution, focusing on “the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence.” These seminars attract more than a hundred...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Sep 2017

“Last Argument” Symposium at Fort Ti, 5-6 Aug.

Fort Ticonderoga will host a symposium on 5-6 August titled “New Perspectives on the Last Argument of Kings: A Ticonderoga Seminar on 18th-Century Artillery.” This event complements the exhibit “The Last Argument of Kings: The Art and...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Jul 2017

“Henry Knox’s First Mission” in Framingham, 20 June

On Tuesday, 20 June, I’ll speak at the Framingham History Center’s annual meeting, debuting a new talk on “Myths and Realities of Col. Henry Knox’s First Mission.”As recounted in almost every history of the Revolutionary...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Jun 2017

How Many Cannon Did Henry Knox Transport?

Another question about Col. Henry Knox’s mission to northern New York to collect artillery for the siege of Boston is how many pieces he brought. And how many did he leave behind?We have a couple of counts of artillery-pieces in the region from...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2017

Arthur St. Clair’s Decision to Abandon Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence

Click to enlarge. Fortifications at Ticonderoga and Mount Independence, based on a map by engineer Thaddeus Kosciuszko[1] On the night of July 5-6, 1777, an American army under the command of Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair abruptly withdrew from the twin...

Mount Independence: “The most intact Revolutionary War site in America”

Everybody has heard of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. On the other hand, mention Mount Independence and one usually encounters the puzzled lowering of eyebrows and cocking of the head to the side. Most will be quite surprised to learn how that rocky...

Map Talk and Exhibit Updates at the Boston Public Library

On Tuesday, 8 September, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library will host an event titled “Rebels, Redcoats, and Revolutionary Maps.”It will start with a talk by Richard Brown and Paul Cohen about their book Revolution:...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Sep 2015

Incidents Near Fort Ticonderoga on June 17, 1777

A soldier writes his wife: Mount Independence, June 8, 1777 I heartily embrace the opportunity to write to you, hoping that these will find you and yours in good health as I am now. I have been vary hearty since I left home. I herd last week that you...

British Fascination with Ethan Allen

The American public’s interest in Ethan Allen as a “larger than life” folk hero during and since the American Revolution is well documented.[1] After leading the capture of Ft. Ticonderoga in May 1775, Allen’s notoriety as the leader of the Green...

Ti’s Evacuation and the Battle of Hubbardton

The evacuation of Fort Ticonderoga in July, 1777, is a well-known incident of the American Revolution. Directly related to it is the Battle of Hubbardton, the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont.[1] Often, sources of information found on one...

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