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The Varick Transcripts and the Preservation of the War

Five years into the war, with his papers piling up and stuffed into overflowing trunks that followed the general from headquarters to headquarters, George... The post The Varick Transcripts and the Preservation of the War appeared first on Journal of...

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...

Guns on Mount Defiance

Discussions about the American evacuation of Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga on the night of July 5, 1777 frequently address the question: could shot... The post Guns on Mount Defiance appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: John A. Ruddiman on James Monroe’s America Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews John A. Ruddiman, Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest University, on his recent article about... The post This Week on Dispatches: John A. Ruddiman on James Monroe’s America Revolution...

The Importance of a Small Skirmish during the Race to the Dan

The Race to the Dan is a famous part of the Southern War of the American Revolution, a strategic retreat by Gen Nathanael Greene,... The post The Importance of a Small Skirmish during the Race to the Dan appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Jordan Baker on the Cherokee-American War

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Jordan Baker on the Cherokee people’s response to encroaching settlers along the southern frontier... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jordan Baker on the Cherokee-American...

Review: Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen

Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen: Patriot, Commando and Emancipator by Glenn Fay Jr. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2021) Ethan Allen, the militia leader who shares credit... The post Review: Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen appeared first on Journal of the...

“A Mere Youth:” James Monroe’s Revolutionary War

Late in his life, after retiring the presidency, James Monroe drafted his own history. He was still struck, five decades after the War for... The post “A Mere Youth:” James Monroe’s Revolutionary War appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Jack Cambell on Lafayette’s Plan to Invade Ireland

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor and historical interpreter Jack Campbell on the Marquis de Lafayette’s fascinating attempt to garner... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jack Cambell on Lafayette’s Plan to...

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 Cherokee-American War from the Cherokee Perspective

In the early years of the American Revolution, war in the northern theater raged in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. The southern theater... The post The Cherokee-American War from the Cherokee Perspective appeared first on Journal of the American...

In Defense of Mount Independence

It’s an understatement to say that the spring of 1776 had not gone well for the American army in Canada. After a campaign that... The post In Defense of Mount Independence appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Review: Winning Independence

Winning Independence: The Decisive Years of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1781 by John Ferling. (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021) The latest work by Professor John... The post Review: Winning Independence appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Bill Bleyer on the Culpeper Spy Ring

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews writer and historian Bill Bleyer on sifting fact from fiction about the legendary Culpeper Spy Ring.... The post This Week on Dispatches: Bill Bleyer on the Culpeper Spy Ring appeared first on...

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