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This Week on Dispatches: Patrick Hannum on the Meeting of the Three Commanders

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian, decorated Marine veteran, and JAR contributor Patrick Hannum on the historic meeting between George Washington,... The post This Week on Dispatches: Patrick Hannum on the Meeting of...

Meeting of the Three Commanders

On March 6, 2019, a chilly late winter afternoon, the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission dedicated a Virginia Historical Highway Marker to commemorate a... The post Meeting of the Three Commanders appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Norman Desmarais on the Gazette Françoise

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor, writer, and historian Norman Desmarais on the Gazette Françoise, a French newspaper published for... The post This Week on Dispatches: Norman Desmarais on the <i>Gazette...

The Troubled Relationship Between Clinton and Cornwallis and their “War” after the War

A search for scapegoats is certain to follow a lost war, and in the wake of the British disaster at Yorktown in October 1781... The post The Troubled Relationship Between Clinton and Cornwallis and their “War” after the War appeared first on Journal...

“Gazette Françoise,” The French Gazette in Newport, Rhode Island

When General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Comte de Rochambeau arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 10, 1780 with over 5800 troops, most... The post “Gazette Françoise,” The French Gazette in Newport, Rhode Island appeared first on Journal...

In the Footsteps of Captain Johann Ewald at Yorktown

As night slowly gives into morning the salty breeze brings a mist across the suffocating sulphury air filled with fireballs. The fireballs pass each... The post In the Footsteps of Captain Johann Ewald at Yorktown appeared first on Journal of the American...

Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester

Lt. General Earl Cornwallis, the British general officer commanding in the south, occupied Yorktown and Gloucester on August 1 and 2, 1781, the evacuation... The post Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester appeared first...

L’Expédition Particuliere: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry

In July 1780, after three and half months at sea, nearly 6,000 thousand men[1] and supplies crammed on four frigates, seven ships of the... The post <i>L’Expédition Particuliere</i>: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: Kim Burdick on the Atlantic Crossing of the French l’Expédition Particulière

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor Kim Burdick about l’Expédition Particulière, the codename for the French fleet that sailed from... The post This Week on Dispatches:...

L’Expédition Particulière crosses the Atlantic: The French Rally to the American Cause

Following American success at Saratoga in the autumn of 1777, French King Louis XVI signed the Treaty of Amity and Friendship, establishing open French... The post L’Expédition Particulière crosses the Atlantic: The French Rally to...

Why Newport, Rhode Island, Scorned the French

One would expect that a country that had been at war for five years would welcome its first ally with open arms. We might... The post Why Newport, Rhode Island, Scorned the French appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Historic Structures and Sites Worth Preserving?

A recent article mentioned Sidman’s Tavern in New Jersey, a building with strong connections to the American Revolution that is under threat of destruction.... The post Historic Structures and Sites Worth Preserving? appeared first on Journal of...

A Season of Talks at the David Library

Here’s the lineup of upcoming talks at the David Library of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. That’s a striking venue with a loyal audience, and its offerings cover the entire war—note how many different people and events proved...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Sep 2018

The World War of 1778 to 1783

An exhibit on “The American Revolution: A World War” just opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. There is also a website showing some of the artifacts.This exhibit focuses on the siege of Yorktown which, when...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Jul 2018

George Washington’s 1781 Campaign Design Revealed

George Washington closed a July 31, 1788 letter to Noah Webster noting that Webster’s “desire of obtaining truth is very laudable, I wish I... The post George Washington’s 1781 Campaign Design Revealed appeared first on Journal of the...

An Impressive Reenactment in Newport, 27 August

Next Saturday, 27 August, the Newport Historical Society is sponsoring another of its fine large-scale reenactments in the center of town: “Naval Impressment: A 1765 Reenactment in Colonial Newport.” The society explains:On the afternoon of...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Aug 2016

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