Category Archives: Common Soldier

Women’s History Month: The Story of Anna Maria Lane

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Paige Backus.  Women’s History Month is dedicated to celebrating extraordinary women and encouraging the women of today to be the same.  Throughout American history, there are multitudes of women who certainly were put into … Continue reading

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Revolution on the Ohio Frontier: Fort Laurens

For much of the American Revolution, the British waged war on their rebelling colonists in the Ohio River Valley via proxy, relying on western Indian nations (Shawnee, Wyandot, Mingo, Chippewa, Ottawa, and others) to attack isolated American settlements and villages … Continue reading

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Disaster on the Eastern Frontier

Part Two For Part One, click here. The British and loyalists would not have to wait long. Word of the landing reached the Massachusetts government within a matter of days, and preparations for a counterattack began almost immediately. There was … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with the Continental Army, 1777

Abraham Lincoln usually gets the credit for establishing Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863.  He deserves much of it for making it an annual event.  But, Lincoln was harkening back to an earlier practice of giving thanks amidst the … Continue reading

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Disaster on the Eastern Frontier

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes back guest historian Travis Shaw. Part One I’d be willing to bet that Maine isn’t the first place to come to mind when you hear the word “frontier”. For many Americans I imagine they immediately think … Continue reading

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Captain John Asbhy

Part Two Captain John Ashby and his fellow Virginians would face their greatest test of the war on the afternoon of September 11th, 1777 at the Battle of Brandywine. Following a wide flank march the bulk of the Crown forces … Continue reading

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Captain John Ashby

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Travis Shaw.  Part One As he looked northward across the open ground in front of his position, Captain John Ashby could see the advance guard of the British army moving steadily closer. They came … Continue reading

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