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Capt. Samuel Lockwood at War

Samuel Lockwood (1737–1807, gravestone shown here courtesy of Find a Grave) of Greenwich, Connecticut, became a second lieutenant in the Continental Army in April 1775.That fall, he joined Gen. Richard Montgomery’s invasion of Canada. On 5...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Jan 2020

Remembering the Lives and Sacrifices of General Richard and Janet Montgomery

Almost forty years ago, I led a team of nautical archaeologists in the study of the steamboat Phoenix, which had burned on Lake Champlain... The post Remembering the Lives and Sacrifices of General Richard and Janet Montgomery appeared first on Journal...

Who was the most promising person of the Founding Era?

For our first post of the New Year—a time when resolutions are announced, new leaves are turned, and anticipation and hope for a fulfilling... The post Who was the most promising person of the Founding Era? appeared first on Journal of the American...

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: The Officer Corps

When the Continental Congress first met it was intended to bring the American colonies together to find a solution to the growing disputes with... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: The Officer Corps appeared first on Journal of the American...

“In daily expectation of Colonel Knox’s arrivall”

Yesterday I quoted the Boston businessman and court official Ezekiel Price about Col. Henry Knox and the artillery he brought from Lake Champlain in January 1776.At that time Price was a war refugee living at Thomas Doty’s tavern in what was then...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Jan 2017

The End of Pope Night in Boston

As I’ve discussed under the label of Pope Night, the 5th of November was a big holiday in colonial Boston. That was when Boston’s young men and teen-aged boys showed their loyalty to Britain by parading through the streets with effigies of the Pope...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Nov 2014

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...

10 Fateful Hits and Misses

Military leaders since Alexander the Great have often preferred to command their battle formations from the most forward ranks.  “Leading from the front,” as the practice is often known, puts officers in outstanding positions to observe the action...

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