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Your search for posts with tags containing Green Mountain Boys found 11 posts

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...

Hell’s Half-Acre: The Fall of Loyalist Crean Brush

On October 18, 1777, New York provincial assemblyman, and tory, Crean Brush, penned his final will and testament from prison in Boston. After nineteen... The post Hell’s Half-Acre: The Fall of Loyalist Crean Brush appeared first on Journal of the American...

Joseph McCracken: New York’s Wounded Revolutionary Warrior

Following the failed assault on Quebec City, the Continental Congress resolved on January 8, 1776 to provide additional regiments for the defense of Canada.... The post Joseph McCracken: New York’s Wounded Revolutionary Warrior appeared first on Journal...

Review: Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen

Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen: Patriot, Commando and Emancipator by Glenn Fay Jr. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2021) Ethan Allen, the militia leader who shares credit... The post Review: Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen appeared first on Journal of the...

The Vermont Constitution of 1777

If the gunfire at Lexington and Concord was the “shot heard round the world,” the phrases in the Declaration of Independence were the words... The post The Vermont Constitution of 1777 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

David Wooster Kept the Men at Quebec: Giving Credit to a Much-Maligned General

Most modern historical treatments of the American invasion of Canada disparage Brig. Gen. David Wooster for his leadership in Canada. A detailed examination of... The post David Wooster Kept the Men at Quebec: Giving Credit to a Much-Maligned General...

Ethan Allen’s “Motley Parcel of Soldiery” at Montreal

When Ethan Allen described his defeat and capture outside Montreal at Longue Pointe on September 25, 1775, he observed that “it was a motley... The post Ethan Allen’s “Motley Parcel of Soldiery” at Montreal appeared first on Journal...

Ethan Allen’s Mysterious Defeat at Montreal—Reconsidered

On September 25, 1775, three weeks into the American invasion of Canada, the legendary Ethan Allen fought a fierce battle outside Montreal with about... The post Ethan Allen’s Mysterious Defeat at Montreal—Reconsidered appeared first on Journal...

Orders Issued by Benedict Arnold, Commander-in-Chief, to the Captain of the Liberty

Just weeks after war broke out at Lexington and Concord, Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, working in grudging consort,captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain,... The post Orders Issued by Benedict Arnold, Commander-in-Chief, to the Captain of the...

Seth Warner or Ethan Allen: Who Led the Green Mountain Boys?

The legendary stories of Ethan Allen and Vermont’s Green Mountain Boys have long been part of American folklore. Their heroically described exploits are fabled in many fictional accounts and children’s books.[1]  Allen’s name is synonymously linked...

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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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.