Author Archives: Rob Orrison
Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Paige Gibbons Backus to the blog. This Weekend marks the 244th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum 306 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210 http://www.bostonteapartyship.com We all know the holidays are some … Continue reading
AfterWARd, the new exhibit at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. A visit with Curator Kate Gruber
If you have not made a trip to the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (the former Yorktown Victory Center) then you are missing out. Not only does the museum great exhibits on the causes of the war and the … Continue reading
A version of this post appeared in the Emerging Civil War blog on August 17, 2018. Those who know me know of my “interest” in famous Confederate partisan, John S. Mosby. Ok, some would say “love affair,” but either way, … Continue reading
Lexington Green 242 years later, the question still remains…. Who fired first?
Finally, Gage put his plan into motion. The previous excursions taught him that this needed to be a quick strike, and secrecy was essential. Gage planned on a mixed force of elite Grenadiers and Light Infantry, picked from the several … Continue reading
The City of Boston is known for many things and history is one of them. There are many sites within the city that interpret the story of the beginning of the American Revolution. Many sites are along the famous and … Continue reading