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This Week on Dispatches: Stephen John Katzberg on Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer speaks with electrical engineer and JAR contributor Stephen John Katzberg on the significance of the Battle of Eutaw... The post This Week on Dispatches: Stephen John Katzberg on Mapping the Battle...

The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte

The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas after the fall of Charleston was a great arena of war with hundreds of small battlefields. Some were... The post The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Misfortune: The Fall of Fort Motte appeared first on Journal of...

March 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “MAREDAUNT’s DROPS, May be had at the Book Store.” The colophon on the final page of the Pennsylvania Journal stated that the newspapers was “Printed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2020

Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery

When dealing with available sources to investigate questions related to historical events, the researcher has at his disposal a limited set from which to... The post Mapping the Battle of Eutaw Springs: Modern GIS Solves a Historic Mystery appeared first...

18th Century Herbal Use.

PLEASE NOTE: This list is supplied so that you can check these herbs against up to date/modern information. For instance, we grow comfrey in our garden, but up to date information warns against using this herb for food!Dictionary of 18th Century Herb...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Jul 2019

The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution

The Road to Charleston, Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution by John Buchanan (University Press of Virginia, 2019) John Buchanan’s latest account of the southern theater... The post The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and...

June 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Chronicle (June 8, 1769). “Numbers of Disorders have been cured by them.” When John Priestly and Charles Besronett advertised the “convenient Bath...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jun 2019

Happy 80th birthday, Sir Ian McKellen!

25 May 2019, the 80th birthday of Ian McKellen! I was recently lucky enough to catch his one-man show Ian McKellen on Stage at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. He’s performing this show up and down the country for most of the year, a feat that...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 May 2019

400 Year Old Armillary Sphere Rings Unfold to Reveal Astronomical Spheres.

Some of these 17th century astronomical spheres were downsized, such as in the images below, so that they could be worn as a finger ring.17th century Armillary Sphere Ring.Photos: Curtesy of the British Museum.https://mymodernmet.com/armillary-sphere-finger-ring/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 May 2019

April

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Postscript to the Boston Weekly News-Letter (April 20, 1769). “LOST … A Stone Sleeve Button with a red Cypher set in Gold.” On...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2019

April 19

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 19, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY-ONE VALUABLE PLANTATION SLAVES.” On April 19, 1769, Benjamin Fox put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2019

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 17, 1769). “APPRENTICES, (Wanted for the PRINTING BUSINESS).” On April 17, 1769, John Mein and John Fleeming,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2019

April 16

GUEST CURATOR: Matt Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “Wanted, a Quantity of good Pot-Ash.” Before seeing the word “Pot-Ash” in Joseph and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2019

April 15

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 15, 1769). “A Quantity of Red and White Oak Hogshead STAVES.” On April 15, 1769, Samuel Young put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2019

April 14

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 14, 1769). “Public Vendue … at Capt. Jacob Tilton’s Tavern.” This advertisement from the New-Hampshire...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2019

Welcome, Guest Curator Matthew Ringstaff

Matthew Ringstaff is a sophomore at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is majoring in History and minoring in Art History.  He was born and raised in Sicklerville in southern New Jersey and never really left the state until...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Apr 2019

Saratoga September

We were in Saratoga Springs for a big family wedding this past weekend, one of four (or did I hear six?) that the city absorbed effortlessly: by all appearances Saratoga has its tourism game down and seems to be just as accommodating and entertaining...
From: streets of salem on 1 Oct 2018

Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood

“Solid obedience is always the fruit of the confidence, respect, and affection, which a corps has for its chief.”[1] For the armies of the... The post Forgotten Warrior: The Brave and Meritorious Robert Kirkwood appeared first on Journal of...

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