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This Week on Dispatches: Louis Arthur Norton on the battle between the Bonhomme Richard and Serapis

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews maritime historian and long-time JAR contributor Louis Arthur Norton on the celebrated battle between the Bonhomme Richard and... The post This Week on Dispatches: Louis Arthur Norton...

The Lewes Lighthouse Legend Re-examined and Re-interpreted

Those who write “local history” without documenting or citing their sources may as well be writing historical fiction. There may be some truth in... The post The Lewes Lighthouse Legend Re-examined and Re-interpreted appeared first on Journal...

Joshua Barney, the Hyder-Ally ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath

One of the most colorful men to seek and earn an officer’s commission in the Continental Navy was Joshua Barney. He was a man... The post Joshua Barney, the <i>Hyder-Ally</i> ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath appeared first on Journal...

Massachusetts Privateers During the Siege of Boston

Following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Massachusetts Grand Army surrounded Boston and began to lay siege to it. The Massachusetts Committee of... The post Massachusetts Privateers During the Siege of Boston appeared first on Journal of the...

The Battle between Bonhomme Richard and Serapis

Author’s note: Continental Navy midshipman Nathaniel Fanning’s eyewitness account of the American Revolution’s most famous naval battle is among the most detailed available. This... The post The Battle between Bonhomme Richard and Serapis...

The Penobscot Expedition of 1779

For much of the Revolutionary War, the relative obscurity and isolation of the three Massachusetts counties of York, Cumberland, and Lincoln along the coast... The post The Penobscot Expedition of 1779 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Braunschweig : A German-Flagged Ship on Lake Champlain, 1777?

“The Radeau was magnificently decked out today; from her two masts were flying the English flag and in honor of the nation of Braunschweig,... The post The <i>Braunschweig</i> : A German-Flagged Ship on Lake Champlain, 1777? appeared...

The Liberty: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts

One might think that the first American warship, named the Liberty, would be showered with accolades and articles touting its significant place in American... The post The <i>Liberty</i>: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts appeared...

Gunpowder, the Bahamas, and the First Marine Killed in Action

In the summer of 1775, George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army outside Boston and immediately began the process of organizing his forces.... The post Gunpowder, the Bahamas, and the First Marine Killed in Action appeared first on Journal...

Henry Mowatt and the “Wretched” Ship HMS Albany

In 1782, when the sixteen-gun sloop-of-war HMS Albany was determined to be at the end of her usefulness, nobody seemed truly surprised or sad about... The post Henry Mowatt and the “Wretched” Ship HMS <i>Albany</i> appeared...

James Willing and the Mississippi Expedition

The story of the Revolutionary War tends to focus on operations and events east of the Appalachian Mountains, with good reason as most of... The post James Willing and the Mississippi Expedition appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Johan Joachim Zubly: The Other Georgia Delegate

When reading the excellent JAR article “The Dark and Heroic Histories of Georgia’s Signers,” I happened to recall another Georgia delegate to the Second... The post Johan Joachim Zubly: The Other Georgia Delegate appeared first on Journal...

The Thunderer, British Floating Gun-Battery on Lake Champlain

The radeau (French, singular for “raft”) was co-opted for eighteenth century warfare on and along Lake George and Lake Champlain, to deal with the challenges... The post The <i>Thunderer</i>, British Floating Gun-Battery on...

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