Category Archives: Battlefields & Historic Places

Fight for Osborne Hill

From a Pennsylvania State Historical Commission marker, one quickly can find out the importance of Osborne Hill to the Battle of Brandywine, fought on September 11, 1777. The hillside was the site of British General William Howe’s post in which … Continue reading

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“He Stood the Field with Great Bravery”; The Story of Major Andrew Leitch, Part 2

After the Battle of Long Island, American forces evacuated to Manhattan Island. But with the British in command of the waters around New York, they easily could land their forces anywhere along Manhattan Island. On September 15th, the British crossed … Continue reading

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“He Stood the Field with Great Bravery” The Story of Major Andrew Leitch, Part 1

After his first battlefield victory at the Battle of Harlem Heights on September 16, 1776, General George Washington wrote “The General most heartily thanks the troop commanded yesterday by Major Andrew Leitch, who first advanced upon the enemy, and the … Continue reading

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Standing on a Street Corner…

Now I know what you are thinking…the famous song by The Eagles. But, no. Continuing a theme from the last post, military history in Orlando, I did find myself standing on a street corner, South Summerlin Avenue and Gaitlin Avenue. … Continue reading

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From Campaign 1776: Ten Crucial Days

Emerging Revolutionary War is pleased to share the following information from our friends at Campaign 1776 managed by the Civil War Trust.  “As many of you may know, this winter marks the 241st anniversary of the American victories at the battles of Trenton … Continue reading

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Emerging Revolutionary War Weekender: The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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

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Three American Revolutionary War Luminaries

A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit Yorktown National Battlefield. This evening I was scrolling through my cache of American Revolution photos on an external hard drive, when I came across the picture below. A simple monument … Continue reading

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