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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...

Cornwallis Quits Charlotte, Abandoning the Autumn Campaign of 178

This article is a companion piece to one of mine that appeared in this journal on July 18, 2017. Beginning with the start of the... The post Cornwallis Quits Charlotte, Abandoning the Autumn Campaign of 1780 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Preston 1648

Today's anniversary the battle that ended the second Civil War. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 Aug 2019

The Duke's Oil

Trajan's Column, RomeGiovanni Battista Piranesi (1758)In the seventeenth century, alchemy was a dangerous business. Yes, there were risks of sanctions by the authorities, which could be very harsh, but great dangers also lurked in the chemicals themselves....
From: Conciatore on 16 Aug 2019

Their Pockets Filled with Paper Dollars: The Raid on Little Ferry

During the American Revolution, Bergen County, New Jersey, was flooded with combatants from all over America, many of whom had never been to the... The post Their Pockets Filled with Paper Dollars: The Raid on Little Ferry appeared first on Journal of...

Vichy France Offers Insights into the Trump Era

The Vichy government in occupied France during the Second World War became notorious for its collaboration with Nazi Germany and its organization of deportations of Jews and its participation in the bureaucratic mechanisms of the Holocaust. The Vichy...

Kunersdorf 1759

Prittwitz saves the King at Kunersdorf. Drawing by J.F.Krethlow, (~1780–~1880).Today is the 260th of this Seven Years War battle. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 12 Aug 2019

Tracing the Aftermath of the American Revolution: An Interview on the Patriot Paths Protect

***** Today, digital humanities projects abound, and offer scholars and students new ways of understanding the past, present, and future. Charles A. Sherrill, the State Librarian and Archivist with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, headed up one...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Aug 2019

Major Lawrence Washington of Mount Vernon

Much has been written about George Washington’s lack of formal education and his eager grasp of learning from other men, especially those of status... The post Major Lawrence Washington of Mount Vernon appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Imperialists in 15mm by Legio Heroica

Nice range here with Imperialists, Poles and Ottomans. Also some GNW figures.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 Aug 2019

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.

Régiments du Passé 20th anniversary

Event organized by Artemis at the château d'Aujac in the Cévennes. France The regiment depicted is the Royal Ecossais for the War of Austrian Succession. Facebook here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 5 Aug 2019

“That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American Revolutionary Ideology, 1774–1776

The American invasion of Quebec of 1775-1776 failed to achieve its primary objective: to bring into the fold what the Continental Congress referred to... The post “That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American...

ECW drummers

This is a Facebook group for drummers. All types Roundhead Cavalier ECWS and SK. All welcome
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 4 Aug 2019

A sentry by his box. Paul Sandby 1749 standing soldiers Paul Sandby 1749
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 3 Aug 2019

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.