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British Soldier John Ward Wins Back His Pocketbook

We expect writers for the Journal of the American Revolution to use primary sources—things written as close as possible to the time of the events... The post British Soldier John Ward Wins Back His Pocketbook appeared first on Journal of the American...

The British Soldiers Who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775

During the night of April 18-19, 1775, a force of roughly 700 British soldiers left Boston on a mission to find and destroy rebel... The post The British Soldiers Who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Demographic View of the Georgia Continental Line and Militia: 1775–1783

To complement my two studies of the North Carolina Continental Line and militia/state troops, I’ve researched the demographics of the Georgia Continental Line and militia... The post A Demographic View of the Georgia Continental Line and Militia: 1775–1783...

Black Drummers in a Redcoat Regiment

When British soldiers arrived in Boston in 1768 as part of the British government’s efforts to maintain peace in the colony of Massachusetts, local... The post Black Drummers in a Redcoat Regiment appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Taking of the Shuldham, 1781

The fabulous news of the victory at Yorktown was announced in the small town of Stamford, Connecticut, on the coast of Long Island Sound... The post The Taking of the Shuldham, 1781 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Demographic View of the North Carolina Continental Line, 1775–1783

Many North Carolina soldiers served in both the North Carolina militia/state troops and one of the state’s Continental regiments. To complement my study of... The post A Demographic View of the North Carolina Continental Line, 1775–1783 appeared first...

Virginian Ned Streater, African American Minute Man

Ned Streater (also spelled Streator) was a twenty-year-old man when he first served early in the American Revolution as a member of a Virginia... The post Virginian Ned Streater, African American Minute Man appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

“Good and Sufficient Testimony:” The Development of the Revolutionary War Pension Plan

One of the greatest sources of information on the American Revolution is the collection of pension applications submitted by American veterans of the war... The post “Good and Sufficient Testimony:” The Development of the Revolutionary War Pension...

William Babcock and His Inaccurate Pension Application

The Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston defines primary sources as “immediate, first-hand documents of a topic, from people who had a... The post William Babcock and His Inaccurate Pension Application appeared first on Journal of...

The Revolutionary War Service of James Noble

When old Revolutionary War soldiers applied for their military pensions in the first and second quarter of the nineteenth century, they generally reported the... The post The Revolutionary War Service of James Noble appeared first on Journal of the American...

Joseph McCracken: New York’s First Revolutionary Captain

On June 8, 1776, New York’s Capt. Joseph McCracken presented to the Albany Committee of Correspondence a payroll of men “employed in the taking... The post Joseph McCracken: New York’s First Revolutionary Captain appeared first on Journal...

“She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s Unremarked Life

When the War of the Revolution began in April 1775, Connecticut resident Judith Jeffords née Philips was nineteen years old, had been married for two... The post “She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s...

Francis and Gottlieb Otto: Rebels or Loyalists?

During the American Revolution it could be difficult to determine who was supporting the American cause and who remained loyal to Great Britain. Many... The post Francis and Gottlieb Otto: Rebels or Loyalists? appeared first on Journal of the American...

William Dickens, John Rose, and William Turnbull

It is often believed or reported that the 2nd New York Regiment of 1775, commanded by Col. Goose Van Schaick, morphed into the 1st... The post William Dickens, John Rose, and William Turnbull appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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