Author Archives: Mark Maloy

“Necessity, dire necessity, will, nay must, justify an attempt.” – Washington Plans an Attack on Trenton

In another installment of #TrentonTuesday we look at Washington’s plan of attack. George Washington, who had been mulling the prospect of an attack for weeks, saw an opportunity in the Hessian outpost at Trenton. Much of his information was coming … Continue reading

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“A brave, active, and sensible officer” James Monroe in the Revolution

Join ERW historians Mark Maloy and Rob Orrison as we welcome Scott Harris, Executive Director of the James Monroe Museum, to discuss James Monroe’s service in the American Revolution. Monroe had a well-known and distinguished political career, but it all … Continue reading

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“Victory or Death” Book Presentation

For this week’s edition of #TrentonTuesday, check out the recent presentation by ERW author Mark Maloy for the American Battlefield Trust’s 2021 Virtual Conference. In it he gives a broad overview of the campaign and touches on some of the … Continue reading

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“I think the game is pretty near up.” George Washington at the Precipice

In another installment of #TrentonTuesday, we look at the desperate situation George Washington found himself at in December of 1776. With the Delaware River serving as a barrier between his army and the British and Hessians, Washington was hoping to … Continue reading

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“These are the Times that Try Men’s Souls”

Today, we begin a series of #TrentonTuesdays. Every Tuesday for the next few weeks we’ll highlight interesting stories related to the Battles of Trenton and Princeton as we approach the inaugural Emerging Revolutionary War bus tour in November. Today we … Continue reading

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Help Expand a Battlefield Memorial Park

Iron Works Hill Battle Memorial To support this effort, please see the GoFundMe page. From our friends at the Rev War Alliance of Burlington County (New Jersey): In December 1776, the American Cause for independence was at an all-time low. … Continue reading

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“The Severest Blow We Ever Received”: The Fall of Charleston, South Carolina, May 12, 1780

On May 12, 1780, around noon, the Southern Continental Army formed up in the tabby Hornwork (near present-day Marion Square), marched out of the fortifications and laid down their weapons between their main defensive line and the Hornwork.┬áTheir flags were … Continue reading

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“Rev War Revelry”: The Battle of Alamance

The month of May will mark the 250th anniversary of a little known event that occurred in the North Carolina piedmont called the Battle of Alamance. This battle was the result of an uprising of western North Carolinians who were … Continue reading

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The Virginians’ 800-Mile March to Save Charleston

On April 7, 1780, 750 Virginia soldiers completed a nearly 800 mile trek from Morristown, New Jersey to Charleston, South Carolina, only to be captured and sent to prison ships in Charleston harbor. In November and December of 1779, both … Continue reading

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“Rev War Revelry”: The Battles of New York

New York City is well known for skyscrapers, pizza, Broadway, and the Statue of Liberty. What is less known, is the fact that it was the site of one of the largest and most consequential battles of the Revolutionary War. … Continue reading

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