Discovery of Human Remains at Red Bank Battlefield

In the summer of 2022, archaeologists discovered the remains of 13 Hessians who had been killed during the Battle of Red Bank in New Jersey. The Battle of Red Bank was fought on October 22, 1777 and resulted in the deaths of dozens of Hessian soldiers. Join Emerging Revolutionary War as we welcome one of the archaeologists who worked on the project, Wade Catts, to discuss the battle, the surprising discovery that occurred this summer, and what we can learn from archaeology about the men who fought the battle 245 years ago.

You can tune in live to the discussion on our Facebook page on Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. EST. Can’t make it for the live viewing? Check out the recording later on our Facebook page, our YouTube page, or our podcast!

George Washington and the Middlebrook Winter Encampment of 1778-1779

Join us for another installment of Rev War Revelry this Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 7 p.m. ET over on our Facebook page! Emerging Revolutionary War will be joined by Paul Soltis, historian with the New Jersey State Park Service at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites. The Wallace House served as George Washington’s headquarters during the winter at Middlebrook, New Jersey in 1778-1779. While most Americans have heard of Valley Forge, the winter cantonment at Middlebrook is often overlooked. We’ll discuss the important historic events that occurred there and what visitors to the area can see today.

Can’t make it this weekend? You can catch this and all our previous Sunday night chats on our YouTube page and our podcast!

250th Anniversary of the Burning of the Gaspee

On June 9, 1772, a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty’s schooner Gaspee, which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol. After threatening and shooting its commanding officer, the raiders looted the vessel and burned it to the waterline.

An often overlooked event that occurred between the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, join us this Sunday evening at 7 p.m. ET on our Facebook page when we will speak with historian Steven Park, author of the book “The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee” about the events that occurred 250 years ago.

Can’t make it this weekend? You can catch this and all our previous Sunday night chats on our YouTube page and our podcast!

Historic Smoke: An Evening with John Adams of Liberty Cigars

Join us this Sunday (May 29) at 7 p.m. ET on our Facebook page as we welcome our good friend John Adams of Liberty Cigars. John takes inspiration from the Founding Fathers and Revolutionary War figures to create his cigars. We will talk about his love of history and how it evolved into a cigar company and some of his upcoming projects. Can’t make it this weekend? You can catch all our previous Sunday night chats on our YouTube page and our podcast!

We encourage everyone who enjoys a good cigar to visit https://libertycigars.com/

Emerging Revolutionary War featured in new documentary: Kelsey Grammer’s Historic Battles for America

Debuting this week on Fox Nation is a new documentary series that highlights some of the important battles in American history. From Fox Nation: “In Kelsey Grammar’s Battles for America: Crucial Conflicts, Kelsey Grammar takes a deep dive into eight key battles that left an indelible mark on this nation. This series will reveal the tactics and strategies that led to victory or defeat, the motivations and emotions of the soldiers and officers who fought it, the decisions and conditions that led to battle, and the long-term consequences that resonate long after the last shot was fired.”

Among those historians featured as a “talking head” in the Revolutionary War episodes that cover the Battles of Bunker Hill, Brooklyn, and Yorktown is Emerging Revolutionary War’s Mark Maloy, offering insights and information throughout the series.

Check out the new documentary episodes here. (Fox Nation is a subscription channel.)

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 and the Battle of Vinegar Hill

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all us at Emerging Revolutionary War! The Irish contributed significantly to the cause of American independence. A large percentage of the Continental army was made up of Irish immigrants and Americans of Irish descent. One of Washington’s trusted aides in the war was the Irish Catholic patriot, Colonel John Fitzgerald.

While American independence benefited greatly from Irish support, the American Revolution helped to inspire the Irish rise up for their own freedom back in Ireland. Following the American and French Revolutions, the Irish sought to break the sectarian divides between Catholics and Protestants and unite to drive the British out of Ireland at the end of the 18th century. The United Irishmen rose up in 1798 and fought a bloody conflict that was brutally suppressed by the British.

This Sunday, join us as we discuss the 1798 Irish rebellion and the dramatic battle that occurred on Vinegar Hill near Enniscorthy, Ireland. We will be joined by historian and archaeologist Damian Shiels from Ireland. He has worked at Vinegar Hill and will give some insights on the battlefield. Join us as we gear up for this year’s ERW Symposium where we will be discussing the international importance of the American Revolution.

The talk will broadcast live on Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m. ET on our Facebook page. If you are unable to join live, you can catch it on our Facebook page, YouTube page, and podcast later.

63 Podcast Episodes Available Wherever You Stream Podcasts!

Miss us this Sunday? Our “Rev War Revelry” Sunday evening discussions on all things Revolutionary War happen every other Sunday evening live on our Facebook page, and are available afterwards to watch on our YouTube channel. We now have uploaded every program on our podcast, available to stream from Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

That is 63 episodes, over 60 hours of content! You could listen to nothing but Emerging Revolutionary War on a road trip from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, and you would still have more than 20 hours of content left to listen to! So, whether you are at the gym, going on a road trip, or just commuting back and forth to work, be sure to check out the Emerging Revolutionary War podcast!

Happy Washington’s Birthday! (Not Presidents Day)

Happy Washington’s Birthday (observed) from all of us at Emerging Revolutionary War. Though commonly incorrectly referred to as Presidents Day, the federal holiday is specifically for George Washington only. The indispensable man of America’s founding, Washington was “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Born on February 22, 1732, the holiday is observed every year on the third Monday in February.

We hope you celebrate the day maybe by enjoying Washington’s favorite breakfast of “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey,” or making the journey to a Washington related site such as Mount Vernon, Ferry Farm, or his birthplace. Last year ERW historians Mark Maloy and Rob Orrison were able to be at his birthplace at the same time he was born (check out the video here). His hometown of Alexandria is holding a parade in his honor as well. If you are not nearby these sites, Mount Vernon is hosting special virtual programming. Be sure to also check out our interview with Tom Hand on the character of Washington we hosted last night. We hope you enjoy the day and remember George Washington on his holiday!

An Evening about George Washington

On February 11, 1731/32 George Washington was born at Popes Creek Plantation in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Seems like we have the date wrong? Actually, George had two birthdays, one in the old style calendar and one with the change to the new style, which pushed his birthday to February 22, 1732. According to his mother, Mary Ball, the first date, February 11, was the real date–regardless of the calendar change–and is what is written in the Washington family bible.

That fact and story and so much more will be the focus of this “Rev War Revelry” as Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back historian Tom Hand of Americana Corner. Tom will join us in a discussion of all things George Washington as we celebrate the 290th birthday of this great American. The talk will broadcast live on Sunday, February 20 at 7 p.m. ET on our Facebook page. If you are unable to join live, you can catch it on our Facebook page, YouTube page, and podcast later.

Introducing the Emerging Revolutionary War Podcast!

A new year and a new way to follow Emerging Revolutionary War! For 2022, we’re proud to unveil the Emerging Revolutionary War Podcast! We have taken the audio from our “Rev War Revelry” discussions (available on Facebook and YouTube) and have used them to create a new podcast. Now you can listen wherever you are, through Spotify and Apple Podcasts, to these engaging and interesting discussions with Emerging Revolutionary War historians and guests. We have all the programs from 2020 available in podcast form now and will be adding all of 2021 over the next few weeks. Now you can listen to discussions with Emerging Revolutionary War historians any time on your mobile device and on the go!

A view of the podcast in Apple Podcasts
A view of the podcast in Spotify.