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“Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund Hagen, Privateer and Prisoner of War, Part 2 of

This article continues an examination of the journal kept by Dr. Edmund Hagen of Scarborough, Maine, begun in “Dispatch’t to America’: the Journal of... The post “Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund...

The Speakman Brothers at War

When we left the Barnes and Speakman families in Marlborough in the fall of 1770, they appear to have arrived at some sort of truce.Henry Barnes continued to run a potash manufactory and general store. Older brother William Speakman probably managed the...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jul 2020

Fending Chaos: The Early Years of Rufus King, Forgotten Founder

There are many ways to reach Jamaica, Queens, via public transit. From Brooklyn or Manhattan one could catch a Queens-bound F Train and remain... The post Fending Chaos: The Early Years of Rufus King, Forgotten Founder appeared first on Journal of the...

Caught Between the Lines: Eastchester, New York, During the American Revolution

When one thinks of the American Revolution, the places that most quickly come to mind are Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Yorktown. Yet... The post Caught Between the Lines: Eastchester, New York, During the American Revolution appeared...

Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross?

When the two columns of the Continental Army slammed into Trenton at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, surrounding and capturing most of the... The post Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Armed and Equipped at Continental Expense: The Birth of the Continental Navy

George Washington realized early in the Revolutionary War that the British Navy provided the King’s army with an advantage in mobility. Not long after... The post Armed and Equipped at Continental Expense: The Birth of the Continental Navy appeared...

Pell’s Point: John Glover Saves Washington’s Army

George Washington understood the importance of naval power. He recognized the futility of trying to defend New York City, surrounded as it was by... The post Pell’s Point: John Glover Saves Washington’s Army appeared first on Journal of the...

Gen. Washington at His Headquarters in Cambridge, 8 July

On Saturday, 8 July, John Koopman will once again portray Gen. George Washington at his Cambridge headquarters, now the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site.That date is the anniversary of when the Massachusetts...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jul 2017

Sixteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1698

16 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 29 July, 1698. William Stuart in Galloway ‘is allowed to frequent the [general] meeting as formerly’. The committee was elected:Sir Robert Hamilton.Mr. James Kid [for the Lothians]. Mr. Charles Umpherston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 2016

Reenactment by the Shore in Marblehead, 12-13 July

This weekend Glover’s Marblehead Regiment will have its annual summer encampment at Fort Sewall in Marblehead. The camp opens to the public for tours and demonstrations at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, 12 July. The last morning tour will be at 11:00 A.M....
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jul 2014

Overlooked Hero: General John Glover

General John Glover Dear Mr. History:  I’m familiar with General John Glover and believe he is an unsung hero (except for Billias’s book over 50 years ago).   From his exploits as the first privateer to holding off the flanking force at Pell’s...

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