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ERW Weekender: Fort Recovery

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Joshua Shepherd For most history enthusiasts, a visit to a battlefield is simply a diversion that very often takes place during an annual vacation. But the pleasant surroundings of America’s historic parks belie the … Continue reading

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Stolen Honor in Georgia

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Gabriel Neville. Thirty years ago, Dutch Henderson was “stomping through the woods” near Lake Sinclair in central Georgia when he stumbled upon an old gravestone. Some might have thought it an odd spot … Continue reading

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Find Your Patriot, Part 2

For Part One, click here. So, you have a relative that fought in the American Revolution and you want to know more… now what? Joining an organization, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), is a lengthy and … Continue reading

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Finding Your Patriot

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Kate Bitely Part 1 How much do you know about your great-great-great-great-great grandparents? Did your family pass on detailed stories of their past? Perhaps you took a DNA test like ‘23andMe,’ or maybe … Continue reading

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect of the Republic

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Darien Ashley. A short bio follows this post. The best architecture is that which reflects clearly the ideals and activities of the people which inhabit it. This is true for both private dwellings and … Continue reading

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Beer Drinking in the 18th Century

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Vanessa Smiley “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack During the 18th century, Colonial society held three common beliefs about … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender: Ninety Six, The Site That Has It All

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes historian Vanessa Smiley to the blog. The thing about Ninety Six National Historic Site is that it’s unassuming exterior hides a wealth of history. It’s also nowhere near a major highway, meaning you have to want … Continue reading

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“The First Blood Spilt to Freedom”: Dangerfield Newby, the Boston Massacre, and Crispus Attucks 250 Years Later

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Kevin Pawlak Every quest for liberty has its first martyr. Two-hundred and fifty years ago this evening, the cause of American liberty gained its first five when British soldiers fired on a crowd … Continue reading

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ERW Weekender: Wheeling

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Jon-Erik Gilot. A short bio is attached at the bottom of this post. Though perhaps more widely known as the birthplace of West Virginia during the Civil War, Wheeling and its environs retains several … Continue reading

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62nd Foot at Freeman’s Farm

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Kevin Pawlak. A short bio follows the post below. On May 25, 1775, the 62nd Regiment of Foot stood for review. The line of men, clad in their redcoats with buff facings, did not … Continue reading

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