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Reconstitution du parcours militaire de J. Ulric LeBlanc, soldat acadien de la Première Guerre mondiale à partir des archives et de Google Maps

Samuelle Saindon et Gregory Kennedy La contribution acadienne à la Première Guerre mondiale reste méconnue, à part quelques études du 165e (Acadien) bataillon du Corps expéditionnaire canadien (CEC).[1] Ce bataillon national fut créé à la demande...
From: Borealia on 29 Nov 2021

Engagement and articles entered into by the corps of Hitchin volunteers

Title: Engagement and articles entered into by the corps of Hitchin volunteers, upon their enrolment [sic]. Manufacture: Hitchin : Printed by J. Bedford, August 31, 1803. Catalog Record 63 803 H675En Acquired April 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Oct 2021

Les miliciens du 165e bataillon, le bataillon acadien, pendant la Première Guerre mondiale

Tanya Daigle et Gregory Kennedy, Nous travaillons sur les soldats du bataillon national acadien, le 165e, depuis quelques années.[1] La création d’un bataillon national acadien a été proposée par une assemblée de notables acadiens au mois de décembre...
From: Borealia on 4 Oct 2021

Les officiers militaires français et les miliciens de la Nouvelle-France, 1755-176

Lauraly Deschambault et Gregory Kennedy Dans le cadre du projet de partenariat, Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique au Canada atlantique, 1700-2000, nous menons une étude sur la contribution des miliciens acadiens et canadiens à la...
From: Borealia on 7 Jun 2021

New Brunswick’s Militia and Home Defence During the Great War

Brent Wilson [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.”...
From: Borealia on 4 Jan 2021

The State and Organized Rifle Shooting in Nova Scotia in the 1860s

R. Blake Brown [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.”...
From: Borealia on 24 Aug 2020

Remembering the First World War

Cynthia Wallace-Casey [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.”...
From: Borealia on 29 Jun 2020

Une épopée corsaire au Canada atlantique durant le régime français

Nicolas Landry  Nul besoin d’insister sur le fait que la guerre de course et les corsaires n’occupent pas une grande place dans l’historiographie militaire de la Nouvelle-France. Du moins, pas au même titre que les troupes...
From: Borealia on 15 Jun 2020

The Militia and Civic Community in Colonial New Brunswick: Part I, 1786-1816

Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique : études des milices au Canada atlantique Nous vous présentons le premier texte d’une série de contributions qui seront publiées au cours des prochaines...
From: Borealia on 18 May 2020

“it is truly distressing . . . to beg”

Wives who lose their soldier-husbands during a war are not usually considered casualties. But in a real sense they are and ought to be, especially during the American Revolution. American battle casualties in that war range from 4,435 to 6,824, some 90%...
From: In the Words of Women on 20 Nov 2014

“Row on boys”

Sarah Matthews Osborn, wife of Aaron, a blacksmith, whom she had married “during the hard winter of 1780” in Albany, New York, accompanied her husband when he re-enlisted as a commissary guard on condition that she would be permitted to ride in a...
From: In the Words of Women on 17 Mar 2014

More about Deborah Sampson Gannett

To support her family, with a man named Herman Mann as her “agent”, Deborah Gannett undertook lecture tours—a first for a woman. Mann, a hack writer, put together a memoir, an assemblage of fact and fiction, and published it in 1797 as The...
From: In the Words of Women on 27 Jan 2014

The “gender-bending” Deborah Sampson

In The New York Times of January 13, 2014, there was a review of a novel by Alex Myers called Revolutionary. I was interested because Myers based his work of historical fiction on the true story of a 22-year-old Massachusetts woman named Deborah Sampson...
From: In the Words of Women on 23 Jan 2014

“Training day”

Jemima Condict was born in northwestern New Jersey, in 1754. She began keeping a diary or journal the year she turned eighteen and continued making entries until her untimely death after childbirth at the age of twenty-five. For the title and several...
From: In the Words of Women on 3 Oct 2013

“a General Clamor arose among the common soldiery”

Having declared independence in 1776, the Continental Congress had to raise a national army, in addition to the state militias, to fight for that independence. Many men volunteered fueled by a rush of patriotism. To continue to attract volunteers Congress...
From: In the Words of Women on 15 Aug 2013

“your duty to come home to your family”

While Joseph Hodgkins was serving with the American forces in October of 1776 his wife Sarah struggled to care for their family back in Ipswich, Massachusetts. She begged him not to reenlist. My Dear . . . It greives me to think what you have to undergo...
From: In the Words of Women on 5 Aug 2013

“a making you a Shirte”

I have just finished reading historian Joseph Ellis’s new book Revolutionary Summer: the Birth of American Independence. A short book, it covers the five months between May and October of 1776, focusing on two strands: one political, in which the...
From: In the Words of Women on 1 Aug 2013

Daughters of the Regiment

There was a wonderful story in the in the New York Times on August 5th called “Women at War” by C. K. Larson about the activities that women on both sides undertook in fighting the American Civil War. Larson reminded us that these Civil War...
From: In the Words of Women on 9 Aug 2012

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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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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.