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The Revolutionary War Service of James Noble

When old Revolutionary War soldiers applied for their military pensions in the first and second quarter of the nineteenth century, they generally reported the... The post The Revolutionary War Service of James Noble appeared first on Journal of the American...

Review: Valley Forge to Monmouth

Valley Forge to Monmouth: Six Transformational Months of the American Revolution by Jim Stempel (McFarland, 2021) Captivated by the short preface, it was evident this... The post Review: Valley Forge to Monmouth appeared first on Journal of the American...

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Tannah Hill, George Washington’s Cook

The 1820 Missouri Compromise allowed Missouri to become a slave state, established Maine as a free state, and banned slavery in the territory west... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: Tannah Hill, George Washington’s...

Native Americans at Valley Forge

At the Bethlehem Hospital near the Continental Army cantonment at Valley Forge on November 21, 1777, John Ettwein visited a “Narragansett Indian in great... The post Native Americans at Valley Forge appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Washington’s Councils of War: A Selective Assessment

A.H. Ritchie’s 1856 engraving entitled “Washington and His Generals” is a creative, imaginary scene, as the dozens of generals shown assembled never congregated in... The post Washington’s Councils of War: A Selective Assessment...

Top Ten Quotes of Major General Charles Lee

Charles Lee served as second-in-command of the Continental Army, subordinate only to George Washington. Born in England, Lee was the best-educated and most widely-read... The post Top Ten Quotes of Major General Charles Lee appeared first on Journal of...

Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that Went Awry

“Unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place,” Gen. George Washington wrote from Valley Forge on December 23, 1777,[1] to Henry Laurens, the... The post Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that...

The Extraordinary Life of Isaac Grant of Judea, Connecticut

The old man stepped out into the sun, shut his door, and turned north, leaving his home in Gainesville, New York, for the county... The post The Extraordinary Life of Isaac Grant of Judea, Connecticut appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Valley Forge

Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018) BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON Americans refer to many of... The post Valley Forge appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Strategy and Personnel Decisions

When the American Revolution became a shooting war, it was left to the Continental Congress to become the body of state for the thirteen... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Strategy and Personnel Decisions appeared first on Journal...

Revisiting the Prayer at Valley Forge

When George Washington died in 1799, partisan infighting and international crises threatened the survival of the American experiment. Many Americans believed in Washington’s unique... The post Revisiting the Prayer at Valley Forge appeared first...

A Season of Talks at the David Library

Here’s the lineup of upcoming talks at the David Library of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. That’s a striking venue with a loyal audience, and its offerings cover the entire war—note how many different people and events proved...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Sep 2018

Steuben, Walker, and North (and Fairlie)

For the last few days I’ve been discussing statements about Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben’s sexuality made in this comic published by The Nib. I think there’s good evidence for Steuben being gay, but there are also a lot of errors...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Jul 2018

“The abominable rumor which accused Steuben”

Here’s the continuing discussion about what we know and don’t know about Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben’s sexuality, keyed to statements in a recent comic at The Nib.“Rumors about Steuben’s ‘tastes’ were common...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Jul 2018

The James McMichael Journal, December 29, 1777–May 12, 1778

Editor’s Note: This is the final part of a five-part series. Part one. Part two. Part three. Part four. The final portion of the McMichael... The post The James McMichael Journal, December 29, 1777–May 12, 1778 appeared first on Journal...

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