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Your search for posts with tags containing deserters found 17 posts

A Reprieve for John Sutherland, a Poor Silly Creature

John Sutherland had intended only to visit his brother, and now he sat in confinement, awaiting a death sentence. It was not a likely... The post A Reprieve for John Sutherland, a Poor Silly Creature appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Augustine Barrett, Escaped British Prisoner of War, Pleads his Case

“About five weeks after he made his escape from Prospect hill,” Augustine Barrett told the board of inquiry, “he was confined in the Prison... The post Augustine Barrett, Escaped British Prisoner of War, Pleads his Case appeared first...

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 25, 1769). “He hereby offers, and assures a FREE PARDON.” In late May 1769 Major General Alexander Mackay issued a pardon to “Soldiers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2019

Guilty of Desertion? James White, 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment

In today’s trial, see if you agree with the court’s verdict and sentence. In determining guilt, the court considered several factors: was the man... The post Guilty of Desertion? James White, 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment appeared first on...

Guilty of Desertion? Daniel Holliwell, 33rd Regiment of Foot

Desertion was a capital crime, but it was up to a general court martial, a board of thirteen officers, to determine the defendant’s guilt... The post Guilty of Desertion? Daniel Holliwell, 33rd Regiment of Foot appeared first on Journal of the American...

Guilty of Desertion? Hubert Römar, 22nd Regiment of Foot

If a British soldier was absent without leave, he might be charged with desertion; if caught, he could be tried by a general court... The post Guilty of Desertion? Hubert Römar, 22nd Regiment of Foot appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Guilty of Desertion? John Sullivan, 5th Regiment of Foot

In this second trial, see if you agree with the court’s verdict and sentence. In determining guilt, the officers of the general court martial... The post Guilty of Desertion? John Sullivan, 5th Regiment of Foot appeared first on Journal of the American...

Guilty of Desertion? Charles Hanley, 4th (King’s Own) Regiment

This week JAR Editor Don N. Hagist presents the testimony from five British desertion trials held during the American Revolution. For each trial, see... The post Guilty of Desertion? Charles Hanley, 4th (King’s Own) Regiment appeared first on Journal...

Fiddlers Who Deserted

Drums, fifes, and bands provided martial music ranging from battlefield signals to ceremonious pomp. The drummers, fifers, and musicians might also provide casual entertainment... The post Fiddlers Who Deserted appeared first on Journal of the American...

Musicians Who Deserted

There were drummers, there were fifers, and then there were men who had general musical talent, capable of playing several instruments. Many British, American... The post Musicians Who Deserted appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Fifers Who Deserted

Fifes provided a melodic complement to the drums that provided cadence and conveyed signals to armies in the American Revolution. Like drummers, fifers were... The post Fifers Who Deserted appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Drummers Who Deserted

Primary sources are essential for the best historical scholarship and writing. This week we will be examining advertisements for deserters who played instruments in... The post Drummers Who Deserted appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

New Novel Depicts Real American Revolution Life

Spies and Deserters is an exciting new novel by Martin R. Ganzglass that depicts real life experiences during the Revolutionary War. It follows eighteen-year-old... The post New Novel Depicts Real American Revolution Life appeared first on Journal of...

Deserter a Day 5 (of 5)

Deserter advertisements and runaway notices, fascinating though they are, provide only single elements of what were certainly more complex stories. In rare cases, further research reveals much more about a person. Take this ad, for example: Twenty Dollars...

Deserter a Day 3 (of 5)

Desertion was as much a problem for the British army as it was for the American. Once the war began, however, British officers seldom placed ads for deserters in newspapers. This may be because the British army was largely confined to areas around major...

Deserter a Day 1 (of 5)

Newspapers are among our favorite things at Journal of the American Revolution, providing endless information and insight about America’s Revolutionary era. In addition to news, notices, and opinion pieces, newspapers carried advertising that reveals...

Would they change their names?

Read the newspapers published during the American Revolution, and you’ll find descriptions of deserters. It doesn’t matter which newspaper, or whether it was published in an American-held or British-held location; men deserted from the American, British,...

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