Category Archives: Campaigns

“You are a fine fellow”: The April 24, 1777 Attack on Boonesborough

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes historian Daniel T. Davis.  1777. The conflict ignited at Lexington and Concord finally reached beyond the Allegheny Mountains as the British stepped up their raids on American settlements in Kentucky. With so many troops dedicated to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peckuwe 1780, by John F. Winkler

  John F. Winkler, Peckuwe 1780: The Revolutionary War on the Ohio River Frontier, (Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2018).   $24.00 I once read a review comparing Osprey Publishing’s monographs on particular battles, weapons, uniforms, or campaigns to “flash cards,” which made … Continue reading

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From the Preservation Front: “Liberty Trailblazers – American Battlefield Trust”

From our friends at American Battlefield Trust (ABT) comes the following announcement and call for assistance.  The first line of the announcement sums up the importance of this new initiative of the American Battlefield Trust: “They secured our liberty. It’s … Continue reading

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First Shots

We all have bucket list items that we want to check off in our lifetime. Some revolve around traveling, some may revolve around learning a new hobby or skill. We may have different categories of items. The last is true … Continue reading

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George Rogers Clark Recaptures Fort Sackville, Part II

By February 23, 1779–two hundred and forty years ago—Virginia Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark had marched his little army from the Mississippi across the flooded plains of what would become southern Illinois to the French town of Vincennes on the … Continue reading

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George Rogers Clark Recaptures Fort Sackville, Part I

Last fall, I posted several pieces following British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton’s campaign in the Illinois territory as seen through the eyes of Captain Norman MacLeod.  MacLeod led an advance party stuck with the logistical and diplomatic mission of moving … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Kegs (January 5th, 1778)

The Philadelphia Campaign did not end well for the Continental Army after three separate defeats at Brandywine, Paoli, and Germantown followed by the British occupation of the new nation’s capital.   Among other things, however, it would produce an amusing … Continue reading

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