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James Grant’s American Confession

In American history, the name James Grant became synonymous with advocacy for British supremacy in colonial matters. For much of Grant’s early military career,... The post James Grant’s American Confession appeared first on Journal of the...

A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian” Essays

At nine o’clock on the morning of May 6, 1778, Continental soldiers at Valley Forge emerged from their huts to hear their regimental chaplains... The post A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian”...

Our Man in Minorca: Lewis Littlepage, American Volunteer with the Spanish Armed Forces

The Revolutionary War was fought on a global scale, with six nation states engaged in battles across three continents and two oceans.  Volunteers from... The post Our Man in Minorca: Lewis Littlepage, American Volunteer with the Spanish Armed Forces...

Communities Divided: Massachusetts, January to March 1775

On January 1, 1775, Charles Stockbridge visited his neighbor’s house in Hanover, Massachusetts, twenty five miles south of Boston. He heard a rumor that... The post Communities Divided: Massachusetts, January to March 1775 appeared first on Journal...

A Second Bonaparte: Searching for the Character of Alexander Hamilton

Thomas Jefferson, that American Sphinx,[1] is perhaps Alexander Hamilton’s only rival within the high pantheon of the founding generation for enigma. Hamilton’s character recalls... The post A Second Bonaparte: Searching for the Character...

Unlocking the Mystery of Ten Revolutionary Generals’ Signatures

Documents that contain the original signatures of more than one Continental Army general are rare.  During the eight years of the Revolutionary War, generals... The post Unlocking the Mystery of Ten Revolutionary Generals’ Signatures appeared...

Continental Army Lieutenant Generals: The Rank that Never Was

As commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, George Washington was involved in many battles, both military and political, during the revolution.  A battle with both... The post Continental Army Lieutenant Generals: The Rank that Never Was appeared...

Patriots Against Loyalists on Eastern Long Island, 1775–1776

In 1775, within weeks of the violent clashes at Lexington and Concord, Patriots throughout the colonies established Committees of Observation to thwart Loyalists from... The post Patriots Against Loyalists on Eastern Long Island, 1775–1776 appeared...

Richard Howe: Admiral of the British Fleet in North America and Peace Commissioner

In the Spring of 1775, Benjamin Franklin, still stationed in England, made what he thought was a last attempt to secure a plan of... The post Richard Howe: Admiral of the British Fleet in North America and Peace Commissioner appeared first on Journal...

Patriots Turned Loyalist—The Experiences of Joseph Galloway and Isaac Low

In the American Revolution, as with most other wars, the winners write the history. As such, we have the term “loyalist” for those colonists... The post Patriots Turned Loyalist—The Experiences of Joseph Galloway and Isaac Low appeared...

Elias Hasket Derby: The Privateer Who Pioneered the Russia Trade

At the height of his wealth and power in the 1780s, Elias Hasket Derby may have been seen around Salem, Massachusetts or nearby Boston... The post Elias Hasket Derby: The Privateer Who Pioneered the Russia Trade appeared first on Journal of the American...

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...

JOIN, or DIE: Political and Religious Controversy Over Franklin’s Snake Cartoon

On May 9, 1751, Benjamin Franklin published a satirical article in the Pennsylvania Gazette commenting on British laws that allowed convicted felons to be... The post JOIN, or DIE: Political and Religious Controversy Over Franklin’s Snake Cartoon...

John Adams and the Molding of William Vans Murray, Peacemaker

John Adams had a nose for good character. He could sniff out individuals of talent and integrity like a bloodhound. He famously nominated George... The post John Adams and the Molding of William Vans Murray, Peacemaker appeared first on Journal of the...

Was the Declaration of Independence Signed on July 4? How Memory Plays Tricks with History

Early in 1814, thirteen years into his retirement, John Adams received a bizarre letter from Thomas McKean, a former colleague in the First and... The post Was the Declaration of Independence Signed on July 4? How Memory Plays Tricks with History appeared...

America’s First Black Ops

Pierre-Augustin de Caron, better known by his stage name, Beaumarchais, was a French playwright, financier, and confidant of King Louis XVI. In the spring... The post America’s First Black Ops appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

King George III’s Twitter War

In 1775 London was the largest, most prosperous and economically important city in the world. [1] Though it was Britain’s capital, politically and economically... The post King George III’s Twitter War appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Scandalous Divorce Case that Influenced the Declaration of Independence

During the hot, humid Philadelphia summer of 1776, the writing of the Declaration of Independence was just another Congressional housekeeping chore which the delegates... The post The Scandalous Divorce Case that Influenced the Declaration of Independence...

Benjamin Franklin: “Our Salvation depends on you”

Benjamin Franklin was appointed an American Commissioner to France on September 26, 1776. [1] One month later he set sail for France where he... The post Benjamin Franklin: “Our Salvation depends on you” appeared first on Journal of the American...

General George Washington: Diplomat

An important facet of Washington’s generalship has gone largely unexplored by historians: his role as a diplomat. For a top-level military leader in a... The post General George Washington: Diplomat appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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