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Tracing Major John André’s Steps Along the Hudson: A Video Tour

If you draw a 150-mile radius around New York City, you’ll find so many locations relevant to the American Revolution that it’s almost overwhelming.... The post Tracing Major John André’s Steps Along the Hudson: A Video Tour appeared...

Minorcans, New Smyrna, and the American Revolution in East Florida

Beyond Florida’s state boundaries the history of New Smyrna is seldom mentioned.[1] Well known to the locals of New Smyrna Beach, the region’s settlement by... The post Minorcans, New Smyrna, and the American Revolution in East Florida...

Ten Revolutionary War Patriot Graves

This list presents the graves of ten soldiers who made remarkable contributions to the founding of the United States and who have a headstone... The post Ten Revolutionary War Patriot Graves appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Visit to Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

The walls grew weak; and fast and hot Against them pour’d the ceaseless shot With unabating fury sent, From battery to battlement; And thunder-like... The post A Visit to Fort Mifflin on the Delaware appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775

It had been a very hectic week in Williamsburg for Peyton Randolph, the Speaker of Virginia’s House of Burgesses and the President of the... The post Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Williamsburg on the Eve of War

A visitor to Williamsburg prior to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War would have discovered a city of just 1,900 inhabitants, roughly 900 of... The post Williamsburg on the Eve of War appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Stony Point: The Second Occupation, July–October 1779

Gen. George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, arrived at the American defenses at West Point “very much fatigued.” He had ridden one his... The post Stony Point: The Second Occupation, July–October 1779 appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the Military Occupation of Easton

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the 0ccupation of Easton, Pennsylvania, by Continental forces gathering for... The post This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Zellers-Frederick...

Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery

When dealing with available sources to investigate questions related to historical events, the researcher has at his disposal a limited set from which to... The post Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery appeared first...

The Grand Affray at Golden Hill: New York City, January 19, 177

Despite the rescission of the Stamp Act in 1766, many imperial controversies persisted in New York City. Leading among them were: The annual demands of... The post The Grand Affray at Golden Hill: New York City, January 19, 1770 appeared first on...

Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe

In the fall of 1771, the South Carolina rice merchant Henry Laurens sailed to Britain with his teenaged sons. They toured the countryside and... The post Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

St. Paul’s Church, New York: A Revolutionary War Site

Nestled amid factories, automotive shops and diners in an industrial section of southern New York, just a short walk from the Bronx boundary, sits... The post St. Paul’s Church, New York: A Revolutionary War Site appeared first on Journal of the...

The Siege of Fort Laurens, 1778–1779

During the American Revolution, British-allied Native Americans raided American homesteads and settlements all along the Ohio Valley. As the war progressed, the increased frequency... The post The Siege of Fort Laurens, 1778–1779 appeared first...

The Engagement at Woodlane: Precursor to the Battle of Iron Works Hill, a Key to the American Victory at Trenton

Their feet were leaving noticeable imprints in the grassy field. It was another two hundred yards to the hedgerow, and then a steep climb... The post The Engagement at Woodlane: Precursor to the Battle of Iron Works Hill, a Key to the American Victory...

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...

Valley Forge’s Threshold: The Encampment at Gulph Mills

William Trego’s painting The March to Valley Forge is iconic. Where the Continental Army marched from has been largely overlooked. That march was from The... The post Valley Forge’s Threshold: The Encampment at Gulph Mills appeared first...

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