Category Archives: Civilian

April 19th Memories from Lexington

Leading up to the anniversary of April 19, 1775, we will be sharing some short remembrances from a few people who are from Lexington and Concord. This installment is by Rich Gillespie, a native of Lexington, Massachusetts. If you live in … Continue reading

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“The Pox and the Covenant: The Curious History of Science and Religion in Colonial Boston”

Looking for something to do midweek? Enjoy a Wednesday night at Shenandoah University and learn about an aspect of early American history. If in the lower Shenandoah Valley or can make the trek, join Shenandoah University’s History Fellows in welcoming … Continue reading

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Women Speaking Softly: Female Voices of the Boston Massacre

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Katie Turner Getty “Fire! Fire! You dare not fire!” “Cowardly rascals!” “Lobsters!” Shouts pierced the icy stillness of the night as a raucous crowd gathered in Boston’s King Street on the night of March … Continue reading

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Two Patriots: One Slave and One Free – James Armistead Lafayette and James Forten

Part Two by Malanna Henderson  A hero who championed American independence was Revolutionary War hero James Forten; not particularly for what he did, but for what he didn’t do. At the tender age of fourteen, Forten became a prisoner of … Continue reading

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“Boston Harbor a tea-pot this night!”

The town meeting held on the night of December 16, 1773 at the Old South Meeting House was no ordinary meeting. Boston was well known for its public meetings, but this one was different. Frequently city leaders called town meetings … Continue reading

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Stepping Onto Long Wharf and Into History: The Day the British Came To Boston

Emerging Revolutionary War is honored to welcome guest historian Katie Turner Getty. A short biography is at the bottom of the post.  In terms of historical significance, few American cities rival Boston, where shades and shadows of the Revolution can … Continue reading

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Defending the New Nation: The Fredericksburg Gun Manufacturing Plant

Part Two by historian Malanna Henderson  The financial direction of the gunnery was put into the hands of Fielding Lewis. Born into a wealthy family at Warner Hall in Gloucester County, Virginia in 1725, Fielding was the third son of … Continue reading

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