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The Marauder and Malefactor of Maine

The vast eastern province of Massachusetts, now the state of Maine, was the site of some important military events during the Revolutionary War. Several... The post The Marauder and Malefactor of Maine appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Oscar Bredenberg and the Lost Battle of Valcour Island Letter

One of the greatest thrills for any historian is coming upon an important but little-known document, either through one’s own research or the work... The post Oscar Bredenberg and the Lost Battle of Valcour Island Letter appeared first on Journal...

The Shores of Tripoli: A Strategy Game

The Shores of Tripoli: A Strategy Game by Kevin Berstram (Fort Circle Games: Washington, DC) Recently I was fortunate to be asked to review a... The post The Shores of Tripoli: A Strategy Game appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Rand Mirante on Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews author and JAR contributor Rand Mirante on the history of Fort Mifflin, the Revolutionary War-era fort on... The post This Week on Dispatches: Rand Mirante on Fort Mifflin on the Delaware...

Battle of the Saintes

We often think that the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, and the surrender ceremony of October 19, 1781, was the effective end to fighting in... The post Battle of the Saintes appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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:...

A Visit to Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

The walls grew weak; and fast and hot Against them pour’d the ceaseless shot With unabating fury sent, From battery to battlement; And thunder-like... The post A Visit to Fort Mifflin on the Delaware appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

“Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund Hagen, Privateer and Prisoner of War, Part 2 of

This article continues an examination of the journal kept by Dr. Edmund Hagen of Scarborough, Maine, begun in “Dispatch’t to America’: the Journal of... The post “Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund...

“Dispatch’t Him for America”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund Hagen, Privateer and Prisoner of War, Part 1 of

Edmund Hagen presumably never intended the publication of his daily journal of his 1776 stint as the surgeon on a successful, but ultimately ill-fated,... The post “Dispatch’t Him for America”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund Hagen, Privateer...

Sailing Under John Paul Jones: The Memoir of Continental Navy Midshipman Nathaniel Fanning

Sailing Under John Paul Jones: The Memoir of Continental Navy Midshipman Nathaniel Fanning, 1778-1783, edited by Louis Arthur Norton. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company,... The post Sailing Under John Paul Jones: The Memoir of Continental Navy Midshipman...

This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Reardon on the Whaleboat Wars on the Connecticut River

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews history teacher and JAR contributor Matthew Reardon on the Loyalist raid up the Connecticut River in 1782 when... The post This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Reardon on the Whaleboat...

HMSBlue Mountain Valley and the Rise of Lord Stirling

“A Most Dreadful Voyage” was how the captain of British supply ship Blue Mountain Valley described his mission to North America in the fall and... The post HMS<i>Blue Mountain Valley</i> and the Rise of Lord Stirling appeared...

Revolutionary Revenge on Hudson Bay, 178

French naval officer La Pérouse (Jean Francois de Galaup, Comte de la Pérouse) was one of many who actively supported the American Patriots in... The post Revolutionary Revenge on Hudson Bay, 1782 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Attack up the Connecticut River: The First British Raid on Esse

By April 1782, the war in America was supposed to be over. It had been nearly six months since Lord Cornwallis surrendered his army... The post Attack up the Connecticut River: The First British Raid on Essex appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Revolutionary War Origin of the Whistleblower Law

The so called “whistleblower law” had a salty source. It did not emanate from the shrill sound of a boatswain’s pipe, but rather a... The post The Revolutionary War Origin of the Whistleblower Law appeared first on Journal of the American...

France and Spain Invade England—Almost

On February 6, 1778, France signed two treaties with the United States, one of Amity and Commerce, the other, a defensive Alliance.[1] In them, France... The post France and Spain Invade England—Almost appeared first on Journal of the American...

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...

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