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Officers Who Never Saw Combat

HaldWe asked our contributors, “Who is your favorite military officer that never saw any combat?” The intent was to showcase officers who saw no... The post Officers Who Never Saw Combat appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution

The year 1780 ended badly, and the new year boded worse for America’s War of Independence. Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold’s treason and defection to... The post How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution...

“The Indiscretion of a very few Persons of the lowest Class”

The burning of effigies in New York City on 14 Nov 1768 prompted a strong response from the royal governor of that colony, Sir Henry Moore. It came in the form of a message to the colony’s legislature one week later, delivered by a deputy secretary...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Feb 2019

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Strategy and Personnel Decisions

When the American Revolution became a shooting war, it was left to the Continental Congress to become the body of state for the thirteen... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Strategy and Personnel Decisions appeared first on Journal...

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Book Review:  Eliza Hamilton:  The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton by Tilar Mazzeo (Simon and Schuster:  2018). BUY THIS BOOK... The post Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of...

Revolutionary Rookies

Performing as a general atop an independent command is the most difficult military assignment and for which prior experience critically fosters improved strategic and... The post Revolutionary Rookies appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Visiting Philip Schuyler’s House of Dreams

In October 2016 my wife and I went to visit the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York. We went because of Susan’s interest in... The post Visiting Philip Schuyler’s House of Dreams appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Personal Honor and Promotion Among Revolutionary Generals and Congress

In the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the United States Congress ordered the Department of Defense to conduct a study aimed at wholesale overhaul... The post Personal Honor and Promotion Among Revolutionary Generals and Congress appeared first...

Digital Wallpaper at the Schuyler Mansion

Earlier this year Susan Holloway Scott of the Two Nerdy History Girls shared a look at the wallpaper of the Schuyler Mansion in Albany.Philip Schuyler was, of course, a wealthy man. He wanted the mansion he commissioned in 1761 to look good. And that...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Dec 2017

How Many Cannon Did Henry Knox Transport?

Another question about Col. Henry Knox’s mission to northern New York to collect artillery for the siege of Boston is how many pieces he brought. And how many did he leave behind?We have a couple of counts of artillery-pieces in the region from...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Jan 2017

“There is no undoing this gordian knot”

We left twentysomethings Angelica Schuyler and John Carter in the house of her mother’s family near Albany, New York, in July 1777.They had just eloped and were hoping that her father, Gen. Philip Schuyler, would accept their marriage.The couple...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jan 2017

“I have found a wealthy husband”?

Folks who spotted the name of Angelica Schuyler in yesterday’s posting might immediately have thought of last year’s Broadway sensation Hamilton. Angelica is a major supporting role in the play. Renée Elise Goldsberry first played the...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Jan 2017

“Carter and my eldest daughter ran off”

On 26 July 1776, the Continental Congress commissioned three men “to liquidate and settle the accounts in the northern department” after the unsuccessful invasion of Canada. The three men the Congress selected were “Mr. James Milligan,...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Jan 2017

Following the Drums Along the Mohawk

American Heritage Living History Productions and the Historical Society of Rockland County, New York, are teaming up to offer an overnight guided bus tour on the theme of “Drums Along the Mohawk.” Taking place on the weekend of 9-10 August, the tour...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jun 2014

Memories of History Camp

Remember last month’s History Camp? If you weren’t able to make it, you can still partake of some of the program through the videos that organizer Lee Wright has just posted on YouTube.Here I am talking about “The Boston Bankruptcy That Led to the...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Apr 2014

The Ruins of Rome: an amazing hand-painted 18th century grisaille wallpaper

Wallpaper from Van Rensselaer Manor House. ca. 1768, Tempera on watercolor paper. Gift of Dr. Howard Van Rensselaer, 1928. Metropolitan Museum of Art.A few weeks ago I met up with my friend Abby from Schuyler Mansion at the Metropolitan Museum of...

The Siege that Saved Quebec

Engraving of General Richard Montgomery by Alonzo Chappel. The failure of the rebellious colonists to capture the fortress of Quebec during their invasion of Canada in 1775 had many causes; ironically, a major cause was the colonial force’s victory...

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