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Amos Lincoln during and after the War

I’ve been discussing the story of nineteen-year-old Amos Lincoln at the Boston Tea Party.That wasn’t the end of Lincoln’s participation in the American Revolution. He was at the prime age for military service when the war began, and...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Dec 2019

Joseph Lovering Out Late

Francis S. Drake’s Tea Leaves (1884) is our source for Joseph M. Lovering’s tale of the Boston Tea Party—as passed on by admiring neighbors. Lovering was born in 1758, so he was still in his early teens in 1773. He lived near the corner...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Dec 2019

John Crane “knocked down by a chest of tea”

The story of John Crane at the Boston Tea Party comes to us through the Drake brothers.Samuel Adams Drake (1833-1905) and Francis S. Drake (1828-1885, shown here) were sons of a Boston antiquarian, and they followed his path in writing multiple books...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Dec 2019

John Crane at the Tea Party

As shown yesterday, the Boston Whigs played down the crowd violence against Richard Clarke and other tea consignees in early November 1773. That effort became easier when those merchants decided it was safer to be out of town, either in the countryside...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Dec 2019

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 26, 1768).“Mrs. Crane continues to make … the Brunswick dresses, so much esteemed in England.” In the summer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2018

“Enlisted for six months & served that time”

Capt. Moses Harvey’s November 1775 advertisement (which I quoted Wednesday) pointedly described five men who had deserted from his Continental Army company in the preceding summer. What happened, I asked myself, to those men? And quickly I had to...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Mar 2018

February 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 16, 1768).“JOHN & SARAH CRANE, TAYLOR and MANTUA-MAKER, from LONDON.” Given their participation in the colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2018

Assessing Benjamin Simpson’s Tale of the Tea Party

Yesterday I quoted Benjamin Simpson’s account of the Boston Tea Party, as he reportedly wrote it in 1828 and as it was published in 1830.That’s one of the earliest descriptions of the event from someone who said he participated in destroying...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Dec 2017

“Rhode Island’s Revolutionary Artillery” in Newport, 8 Dec.

On Thursday, 8 December, I’ll speak at the Newport Historical Society on the topic “The Launch of Rhode Island’s Revolutionary Artillery.” I wrote about that development in The Road to Concord, but for this talk I’m assembling...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Dec 2016

Ebenezer Stevens Exhibit in New York

The New-York Historical Society is featuring what I expect is a small but thorough exhibit on Ebenezer Stevens, a lieutenant colonel in the Continental artillery.Stevens was a Boston mechanic who participated in the Tea Party, carefully avoiding the view...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Aug 2016

Capt.-Lt. Kemper Confronts “unofficer and ungentlemanlike behavior”

Yesterday I mentioned Maria Sophia Kemper, daughter of German immigrants to New Jersey. Her brother Daniel became Assistant Clothier-General to the Continental Army, and her brother Jacob joined the officer corps.Jacob Kemper served in Col. John Crane’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Feb 2015

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

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.