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The Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757–1765 and 1776

A Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757-1765 and 1776 edited by John B. Hattendorf (Helion & Company, 2019) Writings of... The post The Redcoat in America: The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757–1765 and...

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...

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.

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.

A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian” Essays

At nine o’clock on the morning of May 6, 1778, Continental soldiers at Valley Forge emerged from their huts to hear their regimental chaplains... The post A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian”...

Ogdensburg Founder's Weekend kicks off Friday with ghost stories, mock battles, camp life, demonstrations

OGDENSBURG -- French and Indian War re-enactors, period craftspeople and artisans will rendezvous on Van Rensselaer (Lighthouse) Point this coming weekend for the annual Founder’s Weekend Re-enactment and Colonial Trade Fair. A full schedule of...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Jul 2017

18th Century Tin Kettles.

“GYPSIES” by J. Harris, London 1788. In a previous post on this blog you will find a list of Indian trade goods, and in that list it states: "Brass & tinn Kettles large & Small". But of course these sizes are relative....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Feb 2017

Forgotten Connections and Divided Loyalties

We would very much like to welcome a new guest to our blog, Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie), she is a Catholic freelance writer who resides in the scenic and historic Penn-Mar borderlands. She is a founding member and Editor-in-Chief...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Jul 2016

British Veterans of Two Wars

The British army that fought in the opening engagements of the American Revolution in 1775 was not a wartime army, it was a peacetime army that suddenly found itself involved in a war. It was composed entirely of volunteer, professional soldiers, but...

Why Did George Washington Become a Revolutionary?

In 1758, just before returning home from the French and Indian War, George Washington ran for a seat in Virginia’s House of Burgesses. Given his social standing and renown, the office was his for the taking, and on the day of the election he treated...

Thieves, Strumpets, Tobacco, and the French: A Glimpse into the British Atlantic World, ca1760

On this date, October 10, in 1760, William Fauntleroy appears to have been a but cranky.  A planter and merchant in Tidewater Virginia, he took a few minutes to pen an epistolary snapshot of life in the 18th-century British world in a fascinating letter...
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 10 Oct 2014

1763: A Revolutionary Peace Exhibit

1763 Treaty of Paris, principal signature page. Source: The National Archives of the UK, ref. SP108/123. The Treaty that Redefined North America On Wednesday August 10, 1763, crowds of Bostonians gathered after nightfall and stood watch over the harbor....

French and Indian War Cartridge Box.

These images from the: Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, by George C. Neumann & Frank J. Kravic. Below is the one I made from a description in this same encyclopedia, but with no image to copy. This is not a military...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Dec 2012

Travel Light, or A Full Pack?

Unless I am out hunting for meat, I always carry the same pack regardless of where I am going or for how long. I may only be going for a couple of days, but in my interpretation, it would probably be longer. Also one never knows what might happen on the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Dec 2012

Herbs For The Trail . Ginger.

This night the ten men at our fire made a little soup for supper of the thigh bone of the dog and a portion of the back bone of pork, seasoned with ginger, which relished exceedingly well. With respect to the meat of a dog, I have, ever since I had this...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Dec 2012

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.