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Emergence of the French Alliance: The Beginning and Final Phases

It is widely acknowledged that the military alliance between the United States and France, established in 1778, was responsible not only for a number... The post Emergence of the French Alliance: The Beginning and Final Phases appeared first on Journal...

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.

Brown’s Raid on Ticonderoga and Mount Independence

This story begins five weeks after Gen. John Burgoyne’s army forced the Americans to abandon positions on Lake Champlain in July 1777. On August... The post Brown’s Raid on Ticonderoga and Mount Independence appeared first on Journal of the American...

Thaddeus Kosciuszko: “Patron Saint of West Point”

In Douglas S. Freeman’s biography of Robert E. Lee, he noted: Corps activities took a certain amount of Lee’s time that winter. Kosciuszko was... The post Thaddeus Kosciuszko: “Patron Saint of West Point” appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the Battle of Saratoga

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews emeritus professor and JAR contributor Dean Snow on his research into the Continental and militia cavalry... The post This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the...

Continental and Militia Cavalry Compared: A Case Study from Saratoga, 1777

George Washington and various of his generals had their doubts about the effectiveness of volunteer militia units as the Revolutionary War intensified. The solution... The post Continental and Militia Cavalry Compared: A Case Study from Saratoga, 1777...

Sir Henry Clinton’s Generalship

“My fate is hard,” Sir Henry Clinton remarked after learning that he had been named commander of the British army in May 1778, adding... The post Sir Henry Clinton’s Generalship appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais in American Independence

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor John E. Happ on the enigmatic Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais. Best known today for his plays, The... The post This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin...

The Power of Preserved Iconoclasm

Back in December 2015 I wrote several postings on incorporating the power of iconoclasm—the destruction of images—into historical monuments and commemorations. Those thoughts were provoked by a talk by Wendy Bellion, author of Iconoclasm in...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Sep 2020

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.

Don Hagist on Drummer Thomas Walker’s War

Don Hagist, author of British Soldiers, American War and editor of the Journal of the American Revolution, is my go-to advisor on British military records.  Every so often Don unearths a new gem of information about redcoats who served in Massachusetts,...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Mar 2020

Rutland’s Rebellion: Defending Local Governance during the Revolution

Typically, countries at war do not detain enemy prisoners in the backyards of their citizens. During the Revolutionary War Britain’s soon-to-be independent North American... The post Rutland’s Rebellion: Defending Local Governance during the...

Fort Plain Museum Conference, 11-14 June

The Fort Plain Museum has announced the speakers at its annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, scheduled for 11-14 June 2020. I’ve attended this event in the past and enjoyed not only the speakers but the dedication of the organizers...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Feb 2020

Uplifting Moments in American Revolution History

For every historian, there’s an event that makes them feel good every time they read about it. We asked our contributors: What event from... The post Uplifting Moments in American Revolution History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Monuments to the American Revolution

Along with the Civil War, the American Revolution is one of the two most iconic events in American history. The Revolution has inspired countless... The post Monuments to the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Augustine Barrett, Escaped British Prisoner of War, Pleads his Case

“About five weeks after he made his escape from Prospect hill,” Augustine Barrett told the board of inquiry, “he was confined in the Prison... The post Augustine Barrett, Escaped British Prisoner of War, Pleads his Case appeared first...

This Week on Dispatches: Michael Gadue on Naval Strategies of the Saratoga Campaign

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews law professor and US Army officer Michael Gadue about naval strategies during the Saratoga campaign, including the construction of... The post This Week on Dispatches: Michael...

Taking a New Look at the Saratoga Battlefield

The Saratogian reports on a four-week project at Saratoga National Historical Park in which military veterans help archeologists search for evidence of the battle there in 1777.This project uses G.P.S. (Global Positioning System) and Li.D.A.R. (Light...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Jun 2019

Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life

Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life by Albert Louis Zambone (Westholme Publishing, 2018) Few figures in the American Revolution contributed more towards victory over Great... The post Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life appeared first on Journal of the...

Daniel Granger, Thirteen-Year-Old Soldier

During the American Revolution children were no strangers to the realities of war, but some would find themselves in the very center of the... The post Daniel Granger, Thirteen-Year-Old Soldier appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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