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This Week on Dispatches: Victor J. DiSanto on the Men Who Captured British Spy John André

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews museum professional and JAR contributor Victor J. DiSanto on his research into the men who captured British... The post This Week on Dispatches: Victor J. DiSanto on the Men Who Captured British...

Major André’s Captors Revisited: Separating Myth from Historical Reality

For more than 200 years, people have debated the character and motives of the three men who captured Major John André on September 23,... The post Major André’s Captors Revisited: Separating Myth from Historical Reality appeared first on Journal of...

Did George Washington Swear at Charles Lee During the Battle of Monmouth?

The scene is one of the most famous in the annals of the American Revolutionary War. The commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, Gen. George... The post Did George Washington Swear at Charles Lee During the Battle of Monmouth? appeared first on Journal...

Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives

Jemima Howe (1724–1805), a pioneer woman of the early Vermont frontier wilderness, survived a 1755 abduction along with her seven children ranging from six... The post Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives appeared first on Journal of the...

A Reassessment of the Martyrdom of Regulator James Few

Many early histories of the War of Regulation, which culminated in the May 16, 1771 Battle of Alamance, paint a picture of a Regulator... The post A Reassessment of the Martyrdom of Regulator James Few appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Contributor Question: Remembered for the Wrong Reason?

We asked our contributors: Which personality of the American Revolution or the founding era (other than Benedict Arnold) is remembered for the wrong reasons,... The post Contributor Question: Remembered for the Wrong Reason? appeared first on Journal...

Review: George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring

George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring:  A History and Tour Guide by Bill Bleyer  (Charleston, SC:  The History Press, 2021) Whoever gets their hands... The post Review: George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring appeared first on Journal of the...

Review: Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution

Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution by Michael D. Hattem (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2021) In his new... The post Review: Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution appeared...

Who Said, “Don’t Fire Till You See the Whites of Their Eyes”?

“Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes!” is one of the most famous quotations to come out of the Revolutionary War. According... The post Who Said, “Don’t Fire Till You See the Whites of Their Eyes”?...

The Fighting Parson’s Farewell Sermon

The history of the American Revolution is rife with heroic tales and amazing myths of patriotic American heroes that offer inspiring and entertaining stories.... The post The Fighting Parson’s Farewell Sermon appeared first on Journal of the American...

“Mad Anthony”: The Reality Behind the Nickname

It is often a tradition among soldiers and sailors to give monikers to their commanders. American military history resounds with names like Gen.Thomas “Stonewall”... The post “Mad Anthony”: The Reality Behind the Nickname appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: William H. J. Manthorpe, Jr. on the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse and Historical Accuracy

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews William Manthorpe, a former naval intelligence officer, government senior executive, and professor who specializes on the naval... The post This Week on Dispatches: William H. J. Manthorpe,...

Betty Zane and the Siege of Fort Henry, September 178

In 1774, as tensions between colonials and Native Americans living along the upper Ohio River grew, settlers either fled east of the mountains or... The post Betty Zane and the Siege of Fort Henry, September 1782 appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Lewes Lighthouse Legend Re-examined and Re-interpreted

Those who write “local history” without documenting or citing their sources may as well be writing historical fiction. There may be some truth in... The post The Lewes Lighthouse Legend Re-examined and Re-interpreted appeared first on Journal...

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and French Fries

Thomas Jefferson and Julia Child. Not two people you’d expect to be linked in history. But yet, indeed they are—as two gourmets who loved... The post Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and French Fries appeared first on Journal of the American...

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.

The Declaration of Independence: Did John Hancock Really Say That about his Signature?—and Other Signing Stories

When we picture the Declaration of Independence, most of us immediately think of the document handwritten on parchment and signed at the bottom by... The post The Declaration of Independence: Did John Hancock Really Say That about his Signature?—and...

The Tea that Survived the Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party famously saw the destruction of the almost 300 chests worth of tea, tossed into the harbor by “Indians” on December 16,... The post The Tea that Survived the Boston Tea Party appeared first on Journal of the American...

If Only We Had a Primary Source: Stories of the American Revolution

There are many myths associated with the American Revolution, and at JAR we do our best to set the record straight on as many... The post If Only We Had a Primary Source: Stories of the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Henry Knox’s “Noble Train of Artillery:” No Ox for Kno

The best-known scene of Col. Henry Knox’s train of artillery in the winter of 1775-1776 is Tom Lovell’s painting The Noble Train of Artillery.... The post Henry Knox’s “Noble Train of Artillery:” No Ox for Knox appeared first...

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