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The Management of Sequestered Estates in South Carolina, 1780–178

On September 16, 1780, while at the Waxhaws on the northern border of South Carolina, Lt. Gen. Earl Cornwallis, the British General Officer commanding... The post The Management of Sequestered Estates in South Carolina, 1780–1782 appeared first on Journal...

Governor Jonathan Trumbull, Who Supplied Washington’s Suffering Army . . . and the French

Jonathan Trumbull, Senior is the most important governor in Connecticut’s long history. This is not only because of the many key contributions he made... The post Governor Jonathan Trumbull, Who Supplied Washington’s Suffering Army . . . and the French...

This Week on Dispatches: Mike Matheny on How Paperwork Saved the Continental Army

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews graduate student and JAR contributor Mike Matheny about his fascinating research and article about how the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Mike Matheny on How Paperwork Saved the Continental...

Nathanael Greene and the Challenge of Supplying the Southern Army

A New England Quaker in his late thirties was not the ideal candidate for the job, according to the Continental Congress. Instead, Congress chose... The post Nathanael Greene and the Challenge of Supplying the Southern Army appeared first on Journal of...

Page from mid18C English manual on logistics

For those interested, I offer a semi-random page from a mid-18C work that provides lots of interesting tidbits of info. Contemporary Logistics Source: Impartial hand, A System of Camp-discipline Military Honours, Garrison-duty, and Other Regulations...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 12 Nov 2013

Seriously, enough with the fiscal-military state

I kid (sort of). We have another entry in the European fascination with the intersection between war and money. I suppose it helps that there are groups like Contractor State Group to fund such ventures. Harding, Richard, Solbes Ferri, Sergio, and Universidad...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 7 Nov 2013

An MA in Marlburian logistics?!?

A new reader inquired as to whether it would be a good idea for a new graduate student to write their thesis analyzing the D. of M.’s role in logistics (presumably during the WSS). That’s a tough one. I have difficulty answering the question...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 26 Oct 2013

Hay is for horses, and other early modern wisdom

That old ‘hey is for horses’ line is pretty old: Jonathan Swift used it in A complete collection of genteel and ingenious conversation from 1738. More generally, the number of equine metaphors are indicative of how important horses have been...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 29 Sep 2012

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