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Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy

In late June 1780 a messenger arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, with intelligence for Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl Cornwallis. The messenger, Capt. John La Boularderie... The post Captain John De Treville: Continental Officer and British Spy appeared...

Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Service of Georgia’s John Milton

Georgia’s fragile independence within the new American republic was shattered on December 29, 1778, when British troops attacked Savannah. Despite clear signs that the... The post Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary...

George Farragut: The Epitome of an American Colonial

Jordi Ferragut Mesquida, better known by his anglicized name George Farragut, was the only known Spanish volunteer who fought under the American flag in... The post George Farragut: The Epitome of an American Colonial appeared first on Journal of the...

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 23, 1768).“The stalls and stallages of the publick market of the town of Savannah.” An advertisement in the November 23, 1768, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2018

Across the River: The Failure of the American Southern Strategy along the Savannah River

Hidden in the Nineteenth Century histories of Georgia is a likely answer to a question that has puzzled students of the American Revolution in... The post Across the River: The Failure of the American Southern Strategy along the Savannah River appeared...

Uniforms Less Than Uniform

Last year Prof. Ashli White of the University of Miami wrote on the Omohundro Institute’s blog about her research at the institute and nearby Colonial Williamsburg. As armies and navies were deployed throughout the Atlantic, they took with them...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 May 2017

The McKay Family’s Personal War on the Savannah River

By the end of the war, James McKay had earned quite a reputation for severity against the Loyalists.  So much so that, even in... The post The McKay Family’s Personal War on the Savannah River appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Southern Exposure, Part Two

Just finishing up with vacation pictures and notes before I move on to other topics this coming week: lots going on in Salem, and I also have a bunch of historical and horticultural things I’m working on. First of all, I must say that Charleston...
From: streets of salem on 14 Jun 2015

Southern Exposure

We are just back from a brief little vacation down south, to Raleigh, Savannah and Charleston: three very different cities! Raleigh is clearly booming, but it’s hard to find its center in the midst of all the ring roads and housing developments,...
From: streets of salem on 9 Jun 2015

Anthony Wayne’s 1782 Savannah Campaign

In the minds of many people the surrender at Yorktown in the fall of 1781 brought the Revolutionary War to a close. However, the war in the South was not over. Charleston and Savannah were occupied by the enemy. Physical possession and control of territory...

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