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Mismatch off Charleston: The Privateer Congress vs. HMS Savage

“One of the most creditable actions of this war in which an American privateer was engaged took place on September 6, 1781.”—Edgar Stanton Maclay,... The post Mismatch off Charleston: The Privateer <i>Congress</i> vs. HMS <i>Savage</i>...

Prelude to Yorktown: Washington and Rochambeau in New York

The months leading up to the Battle of Yorktown in October 1781 are often glossed over in histories of the Revolutionary War. But they... The post Prelude to Yorktown: Washington and Rochambeau in New York appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Patrick Hannum on the Meeting of the Three Commanders

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian, decorated Marine veteran, and JAR contributor Patrick Hannum on the historic meeting between George Washington,... The post This Week on Dispatches: Patrick Hannum on the Meeting of...

Meeting of the Three Commanders

On March 6, 2019, a chilly late winter afternoon, the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission dedicated a Virginia Historical Highway Marker to commemorate a... The post Meeting of the Three Commanders appeared first on Journal of the American...

Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester

Lt. General Earl Cornwallis, the British general officer commanding in the south, occupied Yorktown and Gloucester on August 1 and 2, 1781, the evacuation... The post Reflections on the Siege and Capitulation of Yorktown and Gloucester appeared first...

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.

Captain Sepitmus Noel: Ordnance Fleet Commodore

History occasionally provides a pleasant surprise by revealing the record of an ordinary person who, thrust into a unique role, performed extraordinary services for... The post Captain Sepitmus Noel: Ordnance Fleet Commodore appeared first on Journal...

Who Really “Crossed the T” in the Battle of the Saintes?

When de Grasse’s fleet left Yorktown for the Caribbean on November 4, 1781, he was already planning how to pursue the second objective of the July 17, 1781, de Grasse/Saavedra Conventions. The objectives that he had agreed to with the Secretary of State...

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