Author Archives: Mark Maloy

Emerging Rev War Bus Tour: Victory or Death!

“I remember all the accounts there given of the battle fields and struggles for the liberties of the country, and none fixed themselves upon my imagination so deeply as the struggle here at Trenton, New Jersey. The crossing of the … Continue reading

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“Butchered him with the greatest Barbarity” – The tragic death of Bartholomew Yates

Perhaps one of the most tragic and brutal stories from the Ten Crucial Days is the death of young Lieutenant Bartholomew Yates. Yates was an 18 year old officer in the 1st Virginia Regiment. He was originally from Gloucester County, … Continue reading

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“The year is over, I am heartily glad of it and hope you nor America will ever be plagued with such another.”

After reading this title you may assume this is a quote about the year 2020, but this is actually a quote from financier of the Revolution Robert Morris in a letter to George Washington describing the year 1776. While the … Continue reading

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“Rev War Revelry” Discusses the Ten Crucial Days

On December 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. Emerging Revolutionary War historian Mark Maloy will sit down and talk with experts on the Ten Crucial Days campaign of 1776-1777 for the last “Rev War Revelry” for 2020.  Mark Maloy (author of … Continue reading

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Dr. Peter Henriques Book Talk

On December 13, 2020 at 7 p.m. Emerging Revolutionary War historian Mark Maloy will sit down and talk with preeminent George Washington historian Dr. Peter Henriques to discuss his latest book about the indispensable man of the Revolution, First and … Continue reading

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“Bring Out Your Dead”: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

One of the worst epidemics in American history occurred in the then capital of the United States, Philadelphia, in the late summer and fall of 1793. The yellow fever epidemic of 1793 killed almost 10% of the city’s population and … Continue reading

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The Bloody Massacre

“Fire if you dare, G-d damn you, fire and be damned!” the crowd of hundreds of Bostonians yelled as they pressed in around the nine British soldiers guarding the Custom House in Boston on the evening of March 5, 1770. … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia, often thought of as merely a suburb of Washington, D.C., is actually one of the most historic towns in the United States.  The town, founded in 1749, predates the nation’s capital and the nation itself.  While most towns … Continue reading

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An Irish Catholic Hero of the Revolution

One of the great unsung heroes of the American Revolution was an Irish Catholic colonel in the Continental Army who called Alexandria, Virginia home.  His name was John Fitzgerald and he would be by George Washington’s side during some of … Continue reading

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Victory or Death

Early on the morning of December 26, 1776, George Washington and his 2,400 man army went running into the Hessian occupied village of Trenton, New Jersey.  It was snowing hard that morning and the one American soldier recalled that “we … Continue reading

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