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A General’s Funeral: The Burial of Enoch Poor Revisted

In the May 30, 2016 issue of this Journal, Todd W. Braisted introduced us to General Enoch Poor of New Hampshire, his death, and... The post A General’s Funeral: The Burial of Enoch Poor Revisted appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

James McCubbin Lingan, an American Story

Of the thousands of men and women who contributed to the Patriot cause during the American Revolution, James McCubbin Lingan (1751–1812) stands out with... The post James McCubbin Lingan, an American Story appeared first on Journal of the American...

Remembering the Lives and Sacrifices of General Richard and Janet Montgomery

Almost forty years ago, I led a team of nautical archaeologists in the study of the steamboat Phoenix, which had burned on Lake Champlain... The post Remembering the Lives and Sacrifices of General Richard and Janet Montgomery appeared first on Journal...

Revisiting the Prayer at Valley Forge

When George Washington died in 1799, partisan infighting and international crises threatened the survival of the American experiment. Many Americans believed in Washington’s unique... The post Revisiting the Prayer at Valley Forge appeared first...

The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens

George Washington surrounded himself with the best and the brightest young men involved in the revolutionary cause. Alexander Hamilton, Tench Tilghman, Robert Harrison, the... The post The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens appeared...

The Dorchester Heights Memorial, South Boston, and the Celebration of Evacuation Day

On my way to Boston’s Logan Airport a while ago a taxi driver pointed towards Boston Harbor and started telling me about a Revolutionary... The post The Dorchester Heights Memorial, South Boston, and the Celebration of Evacuation Day appeared first...

The Death and Resurrection of Major John Andre

John Andre’s body hung in silence for thirty minutes before being taken down. It was placed carefully in a simple open coffin crudely painted... The post The Death and Resurrection of Major John Andre appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales

Title: Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales, and of Saxe-Coburg Saalfeld. Publication: London : Printed by W. Clowes, [1818] Catalog Record  File 56 C47 818 Acquired October 2017
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Jun 2018

The Second Battle of Cowpens: South Carolina vs. Winchester, Virginia

On January 17, 1781, at Cowpens, South Carolina, Gen. Daniel Morgan solidified his position as an iconic Revolutionary War figure with his decisive victory... The post The Second Battle of Cowpens: South Carolina vs. Winchester, Virginia appeared first...

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Materiality of Mourning: an Interdisciplinary Workshop

The Materiality of Mourning: A 2-day interdisciplinary workshop at the University of Warwick, 19-20th May 2016. Funded by the Wellcome TrustOrganiser: Dr Zahra Newby, Dept of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, UK.Papers are invited for...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 19 May 2016

Samantha Should Go

If I were Queen of Salem for a day the very first thing I would do is smite Samantha. I like Bewitched and Elizabeth Montgomery as much as the next person, but a television character has no business occupying such a prominent parcel in Salem in statue...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jan 2016

The Saddest Place in London: A Story of Self-Sacrifice

Tucked away in a quiet area of East London is a peaceful place that goes by the unassuming name of Postman’s Park (left), so called because it once stood in the shadow of the city’s old General Post Office building. At first glance, you might...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 29 Aug 2014

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