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The Resignation Revolution

The threat of resigning one’s military commission under protest is almost a matter of tradition. If your leaders made a decision you did not... The post The Resignation Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Major Robert Rogers and the American Revolution

After his exploits during the French and Indian War, Robert Rogers (1732-1795) was indisputably the most famous military leader born in the thirteen colonies;... The post Major Robert Rogers and the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the...

The Battle of Mamaroneck

The Battle of Mamaroneck, known to some as the “Skirmish of Heathcote Hill,” was one of the most obscure military engagements of the Revolution... The post The Battle of Mamaroneck appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Terrain and Tactics: Detailed Perspectives From William Howe’s War Plan of 1776

The objective of the 1776 British campaign was straightforward: capture New York and crush the American rebellion. The plan was the brainchild of British... The post Terrain and Tactics: Detailed Perspectives From William Howe’s War Plan of 1776 appeared...

“A Mere Youth:” James Monroe’s Revolutionary War

Late in his life, after retiring the presidency, James Monroe drafted his own history. He was still struck, five decades after the War for... The post “A Mere Youth:” James Monroe’s Revolutionary War appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

When War Came to the Thompson-Neely Farmstead

Gen. George Washington did not sleep here but many of his soldiers did—that is, on the grounds or nearby. The historic site known today... The post When War Came to the Thompson-Neely Farmstead appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Reconsideration of Continental Army Numerical Strength at Valley Forge

On December 23, 1777, a mere four days after his Continental army entered Valley Forge, George Washington wrote to the Continental Congress expressing the... The post A Reconsideration of Continental Army Numerical Strength at Valley Forge appeared first...

HMSBlue Mountain Valley and the Rise of Lord Stirling

“A Most Dreadful Voyage” was how the captain of British supply ship Blue Mountain Valley described his mission to North America in the fall and... The post HMS<i>Blue Mountain Valley</i> and the Rise of Lord Stirling appeared...

Robert Erskine, Surveyor-General of the Continental Army

Robert Erskine was born in Dumfermline, Scotland, to Ralph and Margaret Erskine on September 7, 1735. Ralph Erskine, being a Presbyterian minister, raised Robert... The post Robert Erskine, Surveyor-General of the Continental Army appeared first on Journal...

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...

The Court Martial of Major Henry Lee

Aside from Gen. Anthony Wayne’s successful assault upon a British garrison at Stony Point in July, military activity in the first eight months of... The post The Court Martial of Major Henry Lee appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Delaware’s Colonel John Haslet (1727–1777)

Born in Straw Dungiven, County Londonderry in Ulster, Ireland,[1] thirty-year-old John Haslet was the young, widowed minister of Ballykelly Presbyterian Church. Arriving in America in... The post Delaware’s Colonel John Haslet (1727–1777)...

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.

Unlocking the Mystery of Ten Revolutionary Generals’ Signatures

Documents that contain the original signatures of more than one Continental Army general are rare.  During the eight years of the Revolutionary War, generals... The post Unlocking the Mystery of Ten Revolutionary Generals’ Signatures appeared...

The James McMichael Journal, November 1, 1776–June 3, 1777

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a five-part series. The portion of James McMichael’s journal covering November 1, 1776 through June 3, 1777... The post The James McMichael Journal, November 1, 1776–June 3, 1777 appeared first on Journal...

More Special Events in February

Here are a couple more events this month that caught my eye.On Sunday, 11 February, at 12:30 P.M. the Pickering House in Salem will host a presentation on “17th- & 18th-Century Food and Cookery” by Karen Scalia of Salem Food Tours. What...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Feb 2018

” . . . . I think we may call our Jaunt an agreeable one”

New York City was occupied by the British from 1776, when George Washington’s campaign against the British failed, until 1783, the end of the war. In September 1776, a terrible fire, suspicious in origin, broke out and destroyed almost a quarter...
From: In the Words of Women on 19 Jan 2018

A Child’s Memories of the Doctors’ Riot of 1788

A few days back I mentioned William Alexander Duer’s New-York as it Was, During the Latter Part of the Last Century, published in 1849.Duer (shown here in a copy of a daguerreotype) was born in 1780, son of the British-born Patriot politician William...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Aug 2014

Mr. Redwood’s Wig

Scott Stephenson alerted me to this delightful entry from the diary of William Ellery (1727-1820, shown here), Rhode Island delegate to the Continental Congress. In 1778 Ellery was traveling to Philadelphia with William Redwood (1726-1815), a Philadelphia...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Jan 2014

Scotland and the American Revolution

A New & Accurate Map of Scotland from the latest Surveys (1760). Source: Raremaps.com Reading Thomas Fleming’s fascinating article on “Celts in the American Revolution,” one is struck by the extent to which Scotland and the Scots informed and...

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