Author Archives: Phill Greenwalt

Using the King’s Highway to Trap a King’s Army

A few weeks ago, heading to the airport after the first Emerging Revolutionary War symposium, fellow ERW historian Rob Orrison made a pit stop in a residential neighborhood in Prince William County, Virginia. To the average traveler to the Ronald … Continue reading

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“Soldiers and Countrymen…”

Before the horrific terrorist attacks that struck the United States on September 11, 2001, this date in American history saw the longest single day engagement with the highest number of combatants during the entire American Revolution fought in southeastern Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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SĂ©bastien Le Prestre de Vauban

Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Seigneur de Vauban, and finally Marquis de Vauban, as one of his biographies begins, is probably not a household name to many enthusiasts of American history. Especially since he died on March 30, 1707 and … Continue reading

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“De Kalb has died, as he has lived, the unconquered friend of liberty”

On this date in 1780, Johann von Robias, Baron de Kalb, died of wounds received three days earlier during the Battle of Camden, South Carolina. de Kalb, born on June 19, 1721 in the Principality of Bayreuth, was in charge … Continue reading

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Review: Founding Martyr, The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero by Christian Di Spigna

Doctor. Major General. President of the Provincial Congress. Author of political tracts. A true patriot. Forgotten. All these words, plus many more, are titles that depict the life of Dr. Joseph Warren. However, the last term is most synonymous with … Continue reading

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On this date in….1776

A few random musings on the importance of this date in American Revolutionary history… This day was the date that the assembled Second Continental Congress voted on the draft of a document that was Richard Henry Lee, a delegate from … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business?

While prepping for a few summer programs I was re-reading The Road to Guilford Courthouse, The American Revolution in the Carolinas by John Buchanan. In his prologue, Buchanan states the following premise: “But that tragedy [the American Civil War] is of … Continue reading

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